5 The Christian Archetype of the Kingdom of God

Over the centuries Christianity has focussed primarily on Jesus as an archetypal patriarchal hero, largely based on the patriarchal values of both ancient Roman and Greek cultures. Instead we need to reclaim the central relational and communal context out of which Jesus lived and ministered. In the Gospels it is named as the Kingdom of God, for which I am suggesting a renaming of the Companionship of Empowerment.