Separating and isolating individuals is the poisonous root of property: its curse is that individuals lose connection to one another and, what is worse, to God. The effects are mortal. Arnold explores how and why this is so, then points to an answer.
With the concept of socialism back in mainstream conversations and increasing numbers of Christians unhappy with “Sunday Christianity,” it’s time to give the lifestyle of Jesus’ first followers another look. This issue of Plough Quarterly does just that, profiling intentional Christian communities past and present and gleaning wisdom on the daily practicalities and pitfalls of communal living from those with years of experience in following Jesus together.