The Resource What Jesus meant, Garry Wills

What Jesus meant, Garry Wills

Label
What Jesus meant
Title
What Jesus meant
Statement of responsibility
Garry Wills
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In what are billed as "culture wars," people on the political right and the political left cite Jesus as endorsing their views. Wills argues that Jesus subscribed to no political program--He was far more radical than that. It is only by dodges and evasions that people misrepresent what Jesus plainly had to say against power, the wealthy, and religion itself. Jesus came from the working class, and he spoke to and for that class. This book will challenge the assumptions of almost everyone who brings religion into politics--"Christian socialists" as well as biblical theocrats. But Wills is just as critical of those who would make Jesus a mere ethical teacher, ignoring or playing down his divinity--Jesus without the Resurrection is simply not the Jesus of the gospels. He argues that this does not make people embrace an otherworldliness that ignores the poor or the problems of our time.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1934-
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Wills, Garry
Dewey number
232
Index
no index present
LC call number
BS2415
LC item number
.W48 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Jesus Christ
Label
What Jesus meant, Garry Wills
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Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Foreword: Christ not a Christian -- The hidden years -- The work begins -- The radical Jesus -- Against religion -- Heaven's reign -- Descent into hell -- The death of God -- The life of God -- Afterword
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 143 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036917075
Label
What Jesus meant, Garry Wills
Link
Publication
Contents
Foreword: Christ not a Christian -- The hidden years -- The work begins -- The radical Jesus -- Against religion -- Heaven's reign -- Descent into hell -- The death of God -- The life of God -- Afterword
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 143 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036917075

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