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Dr Hendricks view of Jesus may be extreme and radical for some, for me it was affirming I have to admit that I didn t finish this book The third section was such an attack against conservative Christians that I couldn t bring myself to go on Which is a shame because I think the first two sections are brilliant The opened my eyes to whole new facts and filled me with a passion to better understand the Bible I would still recommend this book as I think it makes some really powerful points. I was watching public television and saw something about this book that piqued my interest enough to go out and buy it I ended up giving it to my brother as a gift and I haven t replaced it yet I don t know if it is in paperback yet, but maybe I ll get the paperback version when it comes out The book is fascinating a great rebuttal to the Christian Conservative Right and clear demonstrations of how a lot of what the Christian Conservative Right says is really a bastardization of the teachi I was watching public television and saw something about this book that piqued my interest enough to go out and buy it I ended up giving it to my brother as a gift and I haven t replaced it yet I don t know if it is in paperback yet, but maybe I ll get the paperback version when it comes out The book is fascinating a great rebuttal to the Christian Conservative Right and clear demonstrations of how a lot of what the Christian Conservative Right says is really a bastardization of the teachings of Jesus I am a Christian and lean toward the liberal side but not in all regards I am all for fiscal responsibility of the government and I don t know where that places me on the liberal conservative spectrum I allowed myself to fall away from the church I am Episcopalian and practicing again now for many years because of how sickened I felt by bombings of abortion clinics and the rest of the politics of the Christian Right I did not want to be associated with have anything to do with that culture I am happy that this book is out there to clearly, and academically, demonstrate the teachings of Jesus and compare them with the political world now I truly hope borderline Christians people who may have been raised Christian but are were turned off from it by the politics associated with Christianity and the Christian Right through the years or, even those turned off from the Catholic church by sex abuse revelations and developments within it will give this book or one similar a read and come on back to the faith Even for non Christians, the book is a good read so you won t believe what the CR tells you Christianity is It is SOOOOO not This book took me a long time to finish, mostly because there was so much to unpack A deeply and unnervingly prophetic book it was written in 2006 , Hendricks carefully examines Jesus the revolutionary and the subversiveness of his teachings He also clearly defines American conservatism and liberalism, distinguishing both particularly conservatism from Jesus teachings I particularly loved the final manifesto and the breakdown of the Lord s Prayer A dry, but fascinating read that every Ch This book took me a long time to finish, mostly because there was so much to unpack A deeply and unnervingly prophetic book it was written in 2006 , Hendricks carefully examines Jesus the revolutionary and the subversiveness of his teachings He also clearly defines American conservatism and liberalism, distinguishing both particularly conservatism from Jesus teachings I particularly loved the final manifesto and the breakdown of the Lord s Prayer A dry, but fascinating read that every Christian who values social justice should read Jesus was all about social justice Yes he prayed to his Father but he also healed and help his fellow man Worship and Justice for hand in hand Also if you say you love God but hate your brother or sister that you can see you are not telling the truth Because how can you love a God you can t see and yet not love people that you can see This book has truly given me a deeper understanding of life for God s people before and after Jesus arrived The writer helped me envision and understand the manner Jesus used in ministering to people, as well as his approach to the unbelieving church leaders of his time My preaching has not been the same since reading this book. This book is very though provoking It helps to put the historical Jesus in a framework of lifesimilar to our lives I will be reading and rereading this one in my life as well as sharing its importance with others. I want to read this book There are two problems I have with this book.First of all, while I agree that the politics of the Religious Right and other hierarchical Christians totally miss the historical, linguistic, and cultural context of the Bible and the Gospel, I do not agree that the fix is to revamp the Gospel into left wing or any other kind of human political ideology To do so only twists the Good News another way, still reimaging God according to what fits our own sense of righteousness The author would have There are two problems I have with this book.First of all, while I agree that the politics of the Religious Right and other hierarchical Christians totally miss the historical, linguistic, and cultural context of the Bible and the Gospel, I do not agree that the fix is to revamp the Gospel into left wing or any other kind of human political ideology To do so only twists the Good News another way, still reimaging God according to what fits our own sense of righteousness The author would have done better to show Godand human ideas less.The second problem I have with the book is the near complete lack of footnotes or other referential notations or remarks that would make this all seemthan just the author s opinion of history Yes, he does quote and reference a number of scripture passages, but that s about it So, for example, when he refers to the Mosaic priesthood, he goes on at some length talking about the problems that surfaced over the centuries within it problems not documented within the Bible itself So, where has the author gotten this information There isn t even a bibliography one might use to learnof what he s talking about A good try, but doesn t back itself up a surprise, coming from a college professor and it goes too far in remaking the Gospelleft than right instead of seeing the sin in both sides `Download Book ↠ The Politics Of Jesus: Rediscovering The True Revolutionary Nature Of Jesus' Teachings And How They Have Been Corrupted ☔ Who was Jesus And how was this first century political revolutionary, whose teachings are meant to lead the way to freedom, turned into a meek and mild servant of the status quo How is it possible to profess a belief in Jesus, yet ignore the suffering of the poor and the needy Just how truly faithful to the vision of Jesus are the many politicians who claim to be Christian These are the kinds of questions Obery Hendricks, a biblical scholar, activist, and minister, asks in this provocative new book In this day and age of heated political debate, Hendricks s The Politics of Jesus stands out as much for its brilliant re creation of the life and mind of Jesus of Nazareth as for its scathing critique of modern politicians of faith