Feminist theologian Dorothee Solle presents in this book a devastating critique of obedience as a preeminent Christian virtue. She looks at its dangerous spin-offs in terms of religious authoritarianism and the stifling of conscience. Instead she celebrates phantasy: "Obedience in the sense of maintaining an established order was not sufficient for Jesus. He expected us to engage in changing the world — and it was to this end that he set free our phantasy." Solle calls the creative imagination "the mother of all of tomorrow's virtues" and does not perceive it as solely the possession of poets and children. The author also sets the record straight on how fulfillment fits in with the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. Creative Disobedience is a quick read but it presents quite a wallop!