Quotation from Peter Rollins

September 17, 2008


“We need then to rediscover Christianity as a religion without religion that focuses upon the miracle of faith as that which transforms our subjectivity to such an extent that we do not need the law (which causes us to move towards sin), but which overcomes the law with love. For love fulfils the law by transcending it. Here everything is permissible even though not everything is beneficial.”

Book: The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards a church beyond belief

(I highly recommend this book by Peter Rollins)



3 Responses to “Quotation from Peter Rollins”

  1. russ... Says:

    okay okay i get the message – i’ll buy the flippin book! 🙂

  2. Nic Paton Says:

    How does “subjectivity getting transformed” overcome the law? I don’t follow the language there.

    Will comment further when I’ve read it. Thanks again for the gift (the book).

  3. Hi there Nic,

    Apologies for the late reply.

    What I understand here is that we talking about a radical event that changes one’s historical perspective and frees you from focusing on belief (which leads to legalism). The interesting twist is that this experience manifests love.

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