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By Peter J. Leithart

How might a conservative Christian—an ordained minister with a beard, no less—be opposed to not just Christianity, yet theology, sacraments, and ethics to boot? but that's the stance Peter Leithart takes during this provocative "theological bricolage."Seeking to reconsider evangelical notions of tradition, church, and kingdom, Leithart deals a sequence of brief essays, aphorisms, and parables that problem the present dichotomies that govern either Christian and non-Christian pondering church and nation, the secular and the religious.But his argument is not restricted to being only "against." Leithart finds a miles higher imaginative and prescient of Christian society, outlined via the tales, symbols, rituals, and principles of a renewed community—the urban of God.

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