The Gift of Difference : Radical Orthodoxy, Radical Reformation, has just been released by CMU Press (Canadian Mennonite University Press).
Lured at first by the magnificent display of Caravaggio’s The Deposition spread on the cover, I am also intrigued by the unlikely dialogue partners being brought together in this collection of essays edited by Chris K. Huebner and Tripp York. Dialogue partners such as John Milbank and John Howard Yoder, especially. In the Forward, John Milbank writes that: “[modern Mennonites] see the Church itself as the true polity and (unlike most of the magisterial Reformation) they see the possibility of ‘living beyond the law’ in terms of a new sort of social and political practice.” This has been one important point of convergence from which a variety of discussions between RO and RR have recently emerged.
What might this concrete expression of Christian discipleship have to suggest to a movement like Radical Orthodoxy? What gifts does Radical Orthodoxy offer academics, ministers and laypeople from Radical Reformation tradition?
Take a look. You can order the book from the CMU Bookstore. If I’m in, I might even be the one to send it to you!