Revelation can open our eyes to today’s idolatry and injustice, says author
APOCALYPSE AND ALLEGIANCE: WORSHIP, POLITICS, AND DEVOTION IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION By J. Nelson Kraybill Published by Brazos Press, $21.99
Get ready. Jesus is coming to Oakland, Calif. Well, not just to Oakland, for according to the Oakland-based Family Radio Worldwide, an independent Christian ministry led by Harold Camping, Jesus Christ will return on May 21 to whisk away all faithful Christians in the Rapture, to avoid the calamities about to plague the nonbelievers left on the planet.
NONVIOLENCE: A BRIEF HISTORY By John Howard Yoder Published by Baylor University Press, $29.95
Vatican II’s Gaudium et Spes highlighted a thought that serves as a link between these two books: “If peace is to be established, the primary requisite is to eradicate the causes of dissension between” people, because wars “thrive on these, especially on injustice.”