Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Powerlessness is a demoralizing experience.

Apolitical religion itself can easily corrode the hearts of religious men, who feel obliged to stand back, merely wringing their hands when confronted with the spectacle of oppression. What, the Muslim wonders, can have been the inner state of the Lutheran bishops who refused to struggle against Hitler's regime? Can one compromise so fully with evil, and still be capable of prayer? It is for the modern Christian to explain to the world how such a conjunction might be imaginable, let alone achieved.
-The Final Imperative: An Islamic Theology of Liberation, pg. 63

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