“[A] time'y and powerfully reasoned argument that it’s time for liberals to reclaim ownership of Christ as he was—an outlier, a passionate but rationalist revolutionary who spoke to the best in us.”—Garry Trudeau, author of Doonesbury
"An immensely readable book that reclaims the honorable word 'liberal' for a vision of Christianity that is persuasive, compelling, and faithful." – Marcus J. Borg, author of The Heart of Christianity and Jesus: The Life, Teaching and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary
"A wonderfully readable and very timely book. It makes Jesus available again, as he has been at many times in history, to a much wider spectrum of people, and not just ‘liberals.’ Will be appreciated by those who want to ‘conserve’ what he stood for, taught and died for." – Harvey Cox, author of When Jesus Came to Harvard and The Future of Faith
I am the "lefty," and I think the "far right" has it wrong, but so does this author.
Although I don't agree with everything in this book, I didn't expect to, and I don't find that particularly worrisome when I read something.
Despite the right wing's assertion that they represent morality, this book precisely articulates how the exact opposite is true.
Excellent! Worth a second read. I will buy copies for friends Commend to those who need a view on JesusPublished 3 months ago by nolen dunaway
Despite the right wing's assertion that they represent morality, this book precisely articulates how the exact opposite is true. Read morePublished 5 months ago by La Piniac
I don't know if I was totally off base, but I expected something different. I was expecting more Biblical examples supporting liberal ideas - like equality, justice, compassion,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Cheryl Purgett
Right away the author tells you that Jesus is not the only way, and in Chapter 1 he admits to being refused conversion to Hinduism -- perhaps that's why he wrote this nonsense. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Timothy W. Williams
Excellent reading about the human being millions try to follow. His simple philosophy of "doing unto others as oneself," and not the theology that has surrounded him for... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Robert P. Armintor
I found the book to be an engaging and much needed call for action to counter the public perception that Christian social views must reflect a conservative agenda and perspective. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Wayne K. Miyao
This book is interesting. Scotty McLennan doesn’t actually argue very vehemently that the historical Jesus was truly a liberal, but that a liberal political and spiritual ideology... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Scott C. Holstad
If all Christians were like McKennan I would disagree strongly with them but I would not worry about believers' political power. The author poses no threat to US democracy. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Stephen B. Gray