The Day of the Labyrinth: The Blind Seer and the Gift of Love: A Novel

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About the Author
Roger Haydon Mitchell is an activist and advocate for the politics of love, or kenarchy. He is an honorary research fellow in the Lancaster University Centre for Alternatives to Social and Economic Inequalities and political theologian with the Westminster Theological Centre. He lives in Morecambe Bay on the north west coast of England.
This book reflects the author's passion for understanding the inextricable cogs between the church and all forms of empire. Informed by the depth and height of his theological, philosophical, historical and political research, this novel takes its readers instead into a fascinating story of a labyrinth that has its source some seventeen centuries ago. In it we are led inexorably on a series of transitions through the incredible, the real and the historical, where angels, demons and myths intertwine, attract and repel each other. Entering this labyrinth does more than inspire your imagination, it compels you to continue reading, to discover the end, and forces a personal reflection on what we are still fighting against in the 21st century.--Samuel Rhein, French Christian leader and university lecturer
Time will tell whether this book brought me back to Christianity. Be prepared to be torn back to a time when to be a Christian was to be a rebel: against empire; against violence; against the notion of personal gain. A marked contrast with all that Christianity has become a symbol of in our times. Mitchell takes us on a journey between illuminatingly-researched history and fantasy, digging into Christianity's deep past to give radical presence to eternal social and political questions: Can love and hierarchy coincide? Can we build a new world in the shell of the old? What does the righteous path look like?--Dr Timothy Stacey, Researcher, Urban Futures Studio, Utrecht University and Co-Founder and Co-Director,