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Rita Nakashima Brock

Rita Nakashima Brock is a theologian and co-author with Rebecca Ann Parker of Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us (Beacon Press, 2001) and Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire (Beacon Press, 2008). Brock is currently a director of Faith Voices for the Common Good.


Early Christians emphasized paradise, not crucifixion
For almost 1,000 years, the Christian church emphasized paradise, not Crucifixion. How Christianity took a disastrous turn, and how we can rediscover paradise today.
By Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker 7.14.08

Can violence save?
Challenging the theology of redemptive suffering.
By Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker 3.1.02