Hope in the Age of Despair


“The Gospel that we preach will not be a Gospel of Jesus Christ unless it takes sides with those who are sinned against—the poor and the oppressed. ” In these writings, Albert Nolan, best-selling author of Jesus Before Christianity and Jesus Today, outlines the basis of a theology and a spirituality that side with the poor and the cause of justice. Many of these pieces were forged in the long struggle against the apartheid system of South Africa. But his work transcends the South African situation to speak to all Christians living in a world marked by inequality, violence and exploitation. His theme is not simply one of resistance. He also challenges us to embrace the spirituality of Jesus, showing how the saving power of God may empower us to achieve personal liberation and contribute to the creation of structures of grace.