Seek the Peace of the City
Christian Political Criticism as Public, Realist, and Transformative
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Imaginatively drawing on a wide range of theological literature, social, and political theory, Bourne, in a manner unlike anyone else, helps us see how the work of John Howard Yoder provides a constructive politics for Christians in our day. Only someone completely at home in Yoder's work could have written such a lucid and helpful book. Bourne, hopefully, has made John Howard Yoder indispensable for work in political theology."
"Richard Bourne won't let you get away with detachment. This bold book pushes the question of the gospel's particularity beyond every cowardly formalism and safe universal. Even the postmodern anxieties only reveal a fear of commitment. Bourne's alternative for the church is like the thinkers he most admires: radical in its critique and peaceable in its politics."