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The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus' Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted Kindle Edition
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“In The Politics of Jesus, Obery Hendricks articulates a critical prophetic message that interrogates our nation’s politics according to the values of Jesus. With stunning clarity he offers powerful new insights. This book is a must-read for everyone who seeks to understand and live out the revolutionary implications of following Christ.” —Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners and author of God’s Politics
“This book is a grand prophetic work—courageous in its message, meticulous in its scholarship, and relevant in its challenge to our sleepwalking times. Hendricks recasts the prevailing view of the meek and mild Jesus in a powerful and persuasive way.” —Cornel West, University Professor of Religion, Princeton University
“The Politics of Jesus is an instant classic—a book of stunning erudition, remarkable eloquence, and political courage. But more than that, Hendricks gives us a pioneering account of the revolutionary Jesus that has rarely been as systematically expounded, or as theologically sophisticated, as this monumental work provides. The Politics of Jesus immediately thrusts Obery Hendricks, Jr., to the front ranks of American religious thinkers.” —Michael Eric Dyson, author of Pride: The Seven Deadly Sins
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- File Size : 496 KB
- Publication Date : August 29, 2006
- Publisher : Image (August 29, 2006)
- Print Length : 384 pages
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- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0385516657
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This is the polar opposite of what our society is like today. Our's is a society of the anti-Christ, pure and simple. How anyone can seriously believe that America is a Christian nation must never have read the Bible. Social justice is what the Jewish Scriptures, the Tanach, is all about; social justice is what Jesus preached and acted upon; social justice is what white folks have never been taught since so few of them (me too) remain clueless AND indifferent to it. The not-any-longer Master Race seems to be floundering, grasping for a Never Never Land that doesn't exist any more...AND NEVER WILL.
Obery Hendricks is an African American minister and as such has a more realistic view of what America pretends to be and what it MIGHT be. Our nation has changed considerably since my childhood in the 1950's. Many positive changes have happened along the way, Civil Rights among them; but the system that owns and rules us only seems to get worse, more avaricious, more greedy, more corrupt, and more dysfunctional than ever. Too many Christians have gone along with this for so long and so stubbornly than they and their denominations are a great part of the problem. Our society is evil and it will kill us all unless the self-proclaimed 'holy men' stand up and call a spade a spade instead of their usual boring bromides. Faith is worthless unless it aims for better than just personal piety. Want to be pious? Help others; denounce evil; denounce our posturing rulers!
Empire and it's complete domination of the ancient world.
He accurately juxtaposes this relevant message into our current world to a generation absent, lacking insight why a intersection of ethics/religion and political governance must exist.
a revolution of personal values. I have recommended this one to a friend
who is working toward an M.A. in New Testament studies. Hendricks' book is better
than a book by a similar title by John H. Yoder. He has strong and thorough
end reference notes to the first century literature. Some feel he overstates his
case regarding some recent national politicians. His passion in this did not bother
me. We must write and speak applications or else be irrelevant ivory tower professors.
This book deserves a wide, wide reading by more and more Americans.
Pick this book up, pick up any book by Hendricks, and give it a thoughtful read.