by Robert Boak Slocum
from Modern Believing Vol 59:1 - January 2018
William Stringfellow perceived the power of death at work in the social wrongs of his era and throughout a fallen creation. He resisted death’s false idols and demands by living a biblical politics and an unrelenting faith. Stringfellow was a prophet whose life and theology were sacramental in their way, outward signs of Christ’s victory of life over death. Stringfellow’s life is a parable of hope. He offers death-defying reminders of salvation in God, despite all that would diminish us.
BERRIGAN, BIBLICAL FAITH AND RESISTANCE, CATONSVILLE NINE, CIRCUS (RELIGIOUS AND SYMBOLIC MEANINGS), DEATH, POLITICAL THEOLOGY, POLITICS, PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS, STRINGFELLOW, VIETNAM WAR PROTESTS, WAR