In his bestselling Jesus Before Christianity, Albert Nolan outlined the political context of Jesus’ mission. Now, in this long-awaited sequel, the focus is on Jesus’ spirituality and its relevance for today. Beginning with the signs of the times (the hunger for spirituality, the crisis of individualism, ecological breakdown, the global divide between rich and poor, and a new understanding of our expanding universe), Nolan proceeds to describe the elements of Jesus’ spirituality: a way of healing and “radical freedom” that combines prophecy and mysticism. Applying that spirituality to our daily lives, he shows how these lessons might promote a greater communion with God, with ourselves, with other human beings, and with the universe.
“Radical means reaching down to the roots. The freedom that Jesus experienced reached down to the very roots of his being. It was the freedom he challenged his followers to strive for, and it is the freedom that challenges us today as we hover on the edge of chaos.”-Albert Nolan
Albert Nolan, a Dominican priest from South Africa, played a significant role in the church struggle against apartheid. His first book, Jesus Before Christianity, has sold 150,000 copies in three editions.