“In Carnival Kingdom, an international team of scholars and activists explore a range of contemporary justice issues through the revolutionary lens of biblical images depicting the coming Reign of God- feasting, dancing, laughter, the dismantling of oppressive social hierarchies. This is Christian scholarship as it ought to be: biblically rooted, historically informed, socially engaged, and politically subversive. It deserves a wide readership.”
Vinoth Ramachandra, Author of Subverting Global Myths and IFES Secretary for Dialogue & Social Engagement.
“This crack team of seasoned Christian activists and academics have provided sparkling images from Lord of the Rings, Martin Luther and even medieval carnivals, which have provided innovative and provocative ways to rethink and reconnect with God's Kingdom. This book is a fascinating read and will inspire the Church's imagination for justice.”
Dr Krish Kandiah, executive director: churches in mission, Evangelical Alliance UK
“This is a really excellent book, with fresh insights and creative thinking, all strongly rooted in the missional contexts in which the writers are based.”
Ruth Valerio, author of L is for Lifestyle
“This thoughtful, well-researched book explores the way justice is interwoven with the Kingdom of God and the mission of the Church. Yet it tackles these historical themes in a delightful and imaginative way, opening up vital, contemporary reflections in biblical theology and social analysis. Its reach is global; its concerns multiple; its vision inspirational. It will be a great resource for reflection and Christian action.”
Elaine Storkey, president of Tearfund UK, broadcaster, author, and theologian