Jesus Politics

Jesus Politics
Author: Phil Robertson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1400210062
Available:
Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author and Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson exposes the destructive nature of American politics and calls on Christians to actively participate in advancing the Kingdom of heaven on earth. We live in an ever-dividing country, a country in which identity politics, creeping socialist policies, and the vast partisan divide threaten the very fabric of America. After decades of political decay and of losing sight of our first principals, the American people are suffering from runaway debt, increased rates of depression, broken families, moral decay, and more. In Jesus Politics, Phil Robertson provides an alternate path: a radical call for Christians to use their freedoms to advance the agenda of the King and win back the soul of America. Exploring the problems facing our country and how Jesus would respond to each, Robertson offers a manifesto, showing us how to do good by King Jesus, bringing the kingdom of heaven to our homes, neighborhoods, churches, communities, and country. Jesus Politics charges readers to use their time, talents, resources, influence, and votes to protect and advance the policies of King Jesus. Together, Robertson declares that we can win back the soul of America, becoming a nation that proclaims, "In the King we trust."

Jesus Politics

Jesus Politics
Author: Phil Robertson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781400210077
Available:
Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author and Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson exposes the destructive nature of American politics and calls on Christians to actively participate in advancing the Kingdom of heaven on earth. We live in an ever-dividing country, a country in which identity politics, creeping socialist policies, and the vast partisan divide threaten the very fabric of America. After decades of political decay and of losing sight of our first principles, the American people are suffering from runaway debt, increased rates of depression, broken families, moral decay, and more. In Jesus Politics, Phil Robertson provides an alternate path: a radical call for Christians to use their freedoms to advance the agenda of the King and win back the soul of America. Exploring the problems facing our country and how Jesus would respond to each, Robertson offers a manifesto, showing us how to do good by King Jesus, bringing the kingdom of heaven to our homes, neighborhoods, churches, communities, and country. Jesus Politics charges readers to use their time, talents, resources, influence, and votes to protect and advance the policies of King Jesus. Together, Robertson declares that we can win back the soul of America, becoming a nation that proclaims, "In the King we trust."

Jesus and Politics

Jesus and Politics
Author: Alan Storkey
Pages: 336
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114557510
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Committed to moving beyond many misunderstandings, Alan Storkey examines the politics of Jesus - reading out from the life and work of Christ instead of reading into the New Testament with a predisposed agenda. Jesus and Politics presents a thorough narrative reading of the Gospels - with far-reaching implications - moving into issues of political philosophy, principle, and practice."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Politics of Jesus

The Politics of Jesus
Author: John Howard Yoder
Pages: 257
ISBN: 0853646201
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Release: 1994
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Using the text of the New Testament, this engaging study criticallyexamines the traditional portrait of Jesus as an apolitical figure and clarifies the true impact of Jesus' life, work, and teachings on his disciples' social behavior. This second edition is updated and expanded. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Politics of Jesus

The Politics of Jesus
Author: Obery M. Hendricks, Jr.
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9780385516655
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Release: 2007-08
Editor: Three Leaves Pub
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A biblical scholar and activist portrays Jesus as a political revolutionary and examines the ways in which his political principles and strategies can be applied today. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Jesus Is Involved in Politics

Jesus Is Involved in Politics
Author: Neil Mammen
Pages: 400
ISBN: 144144081X
Available:
Release: 2009-09-03
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Updated AFA Edition 14.6: Get the latest edition, don't miss out. Released Nov 4th, 2013. Start a small group with this book. Get the Study Guide and find out more at www.JesusIsInvolvedInPolitics.comHear a daily one minute broadcast on this topic at www.J3IP.WordPress.comHow often have you been told:"Jesus was not involved in Politics," "Jesus was a Socialist", "Politics is dirty""Talking politics in Church will turn people away"Wish you had a Biblical and logical way to show your pastor and friends that these are all false!Discouraged by how the Church shies away from politics? Fearful for your children's religious freedoms?Wish you could convince Christians that we need to be involved politically in order to obey Christ?Learn why avoiding politics is unloving, and in direct contradiction to what Christ commanded. Learn why not being involved in politics violates the second greatest commandment. Find out why anyone who says we should not be involved in politics is saying slavery, child labor, racism and a host of other evils should still be legal. Demolish the ridiculous concept that Christian involvement in politics has never worked.This book is your manual to prove that if churches were involved, if pastors were training their congregations in the core principles of the law and social justice; within just a few years, poverty would diminish, welfare would be handled by churches, crime would be reduced and families would start to mend. Else the nation will continue its downward spiral and the innocent and poor will suffer and Christians will begin to be persecuted.Seem alarmist? The facts show otherwise. Time is short. Used correctly these arguments can change pastor's minds and can awaken the sleeping giant of the American Church.Find out more at www.JesusIsInvolvedInPolitics.com

Jesus for President

Jesus for President
Author: Shane Claiborne,Chris Haw
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780310359395
Available:
Release: 2019-07-30
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jesus for President is a radical manifesto to awaken the Christian political imagination, reminding us that our ultimate hope lies not in partisan political options but in Jesus and the incarnation of the peculiar politic of the church as a people "set apart" from this world. In what can be termed lyrical theology, Jesus for President poetically weaves together words and images to sing (rather than dictate) its message. It is a collaboration of Shane Claiborne's writing and stories, Chris Haw's reflections and research, and Chico Fajardo-Heflin's art and design. Drawing upon the work of biblical theologians, the lessons of church history, and the examples of modern-day saints and ordinary radicals, Jesus for President stirs the imagination of what the Church could look like if it placed its faith in Jesus instead of Caesar. A fresh look at Christianity and empire, Jesus for President transcends questions of "Should I vote or not?" and "Which candidate?" by thinking creatively about the fundamental issues of faith and allegiance. It's written for those who seek to follow Jesus, rediscover the spirit of the early church, and incarnate the kingdom of God.

Conflict Holiness and Politics in the Teachings of Jesus

Conflict  Holiness  and Politics in the Teachings of Jesus
Author: Marcus Borg
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780567384065
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Release: 1998-06-01
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1984, this extraordinary work has until now been available only in an expensive library edition. The present edition has been completely updated and redesigned, and includes an extended new introduction by Marcus Borg that relates the book's central arguments to subsequent Jesus scholarship. A foreword by N.T. Wright characterizes the book as one of the foundational works in the "third quest" for the historical Jesus. In the book, Marcus Borg argues that conflict between a politics of holiness and a politics of compassion, and their implications for Israel, resides at the center of Jesus' activity and teaching. He emphasizes several features that have since become central to Jesus scholarship: the importance of Jesus' inclusive meal practice, a non-apocalyptic paradigm for understanding Jesus, and Jesus as a social prophet and boundary-breaker. Marcus J. Borg is Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture in the Philosophy Department at Oregon State University. He is the author of nine books, including Jesus in Contemporary Scholarship, also published by Trinity Press.

Jesus and Justice

Jesus and Justice
Author: Peter Goodwin Heltzel
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780300155730
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Release: 2009-07-21
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This timely book investigates the increasing visibility and influence of evangelical Christians in recent American politics with a focus on racial justice. Peter Goodwin Heltzel considers four evangelical social movements: Focus on the Family, the National Association of Evangelicals, Christian Community Development Association, and Sojourners. The political motives and actions of evangelical groups are founded upon their conceptions of Jesus Christ, Heltzel contends. He traces the roots of contemporary evangelical politics to the prophetic black Christianity tradition of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the socially engaged evangelical tradition of Carl F. H. Henry. Heltzel shows that the basic tenets of King's and Henry's theologies have led their evangelical heirs toward a prophetic evangelicalism in a shade of blue green--blue symbolizing the tragedy of black suffering in the Americas, and green symbolizing the hope of a prophetic evangelical engagement with poverty, AIDS, and the environment. This fresh theological understanding of evangelical political groups shines new light on the ways evangelicals shape and are shaped by broader American culture.

The Political Aims of Jesus

The Political Aims of Jesus
Author: Douglas E. Oakman
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781451424317
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Release: 2012
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Amid competing portrayals of the "cynic Jesus," the "peasant Jesus," and the "apocalyptic Jesus," the "political Jesus" remains a marginal figure. Douglas E. Oakman argues that advances in our social-scientific understanding of the political economy of Roman Galilee, as well as advances in the so-called "Third Quest" for the historical Jesus, warrant a revival and a critical revision of H. S. Reimarus's understanding of Jesus as an instigator of revolutionary change.

Jesus and the Politics of Roman Palestine

Jesus and the Politics of Roman Palestine
Author: Richard A. Horsley
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781611172942
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Release: 2013-12-17
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Jesus and the Politics of Roman Palestine, Richard A. Horsley offers one of the most comprehensive critical analyses of Jesus of Nazareth’s mission and how he became a significant historical figure. In his study Horsley brings a fuller historical knowledge of the context and implications of recent research to bear on the investigation of the historical Jesus. Breaking with the standard focus on isolated individual sayings of Jesus, Horsley argues that the sources for Jesus in historical interaction are the Gospels and the speeches of Jesus that they include, read critically in their historical context. This work addresses the standard assumptions that the historical Jesus has been presented primarily as a sage or apocalyptic visionary. In contrast, based on a critical reconsideration of the Gospels and contemporary sources for Roman imperial rule in Judea and Galilee, Horsley argues that Jesus was fully involved in the conflicted politics of ancient Palestine. Learning from anthropological studies of the more subtle forms of peasant politics, Horsley discerns from these sources how Jesus, as a Moses- and Elijah-like prophet, generated a movement of renewal in Israel that was focused on village communities. Following the traditional prophetic pattern, Jesus pronounced God’s judgment against the rulers in Jerusalem and their Roman patrons. This confrontation with the Jerusalem rulers and his martyrdom at the hands of the Roman governor, however, became the breakthrough that empowered the rapid expansion of his movement in the immediately ensuing decades. In the broader context of this comprehensive historical construction of Jesus’s mission, Horsley also presents a fresh new analysis of Jesus’s healings and exorcisms and his conflict with the Pharisees, topics that have been generally neglected in the last several decades.

Understanding the Politics of Jesus

Understanding the Politics of Jesus
Author: Ajaga Nji
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9781525529498
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Release: 2018-11-22
Editor: FriesenPress
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Understanding the Politics of Jesus is a unique, mind-searching collection of audacious thoughts and a synopsis of the author’s vision of the good, the beautiful and sublime society. Based on the Sociological Imagination, the sermons share some salient ingredients for building humane, enabling, inclusive and progressive societies in which people will feel proud to be born, to grow, to work, to retire and to die. Christians and nonbelievers, clergy of all denominations, politicians, civil society leaders and actors, educators, development professionals and students of society will find in this book an inspirational reader on how to energize participation and engage involvement in personal development as well as promote good values and morality in the youth and adults alike and enhance ownership and sustainability in community development.

The Theft of America s Soul

The Theft of America   s Soul
Author: Phil Robertson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781400210053
Available:
Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It’s time to take back what the devil has stolen and put God back into our culture. Phil Robertson, patriarch of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and one of the most recognized voices of conservative Christianity in America, believes that little by little, generation by generation, America has allowed the lines of morality, decency, and virtue to be erased. Our values have disappeared as we began to believe lies—such as that God is dead, truth is relative, and unity is impossible—that have brought discord, division and protest. But Phil also believes that things can change. Writing with captivating storytelling and unflinching honesty, Phil shows how to make America a God-honoring nation once more: by dropping the ten central lies that rule our day and taking up the ten truths that will bring peace of mind, harmony, and prosperity back to our country. The Theft of America’s Soul is a prophetic wake-up call for all who desire to see our nation thrive. And it is also an invitation to experience the life-giving, peace-filling, wholly-transforming love of God.

Jesus Politics and Society

Jesus  Politics  and Society
Author: Richard J. Cassidy
Pages: 266
ISBN: 9781725234949
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Release: 2015-02-01
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Was Jesus dangerous to the Roman Empire? Reading the Gospel of Luke in the light of Roman-ruled Palestine, Richard J. Cassidy demonstrates that Jesus was a powerful threat to both the political and social structures of his time.

Jesus and the Politics of His Day

Jesus and the Politics of His Day
Author: E. Bammel,C. F. D. Moule
Pages: 511
ISBN: 0521313449
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Release: 1985-08-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Whether or not Jesus was involved with the Zealot movement of armed resistance to Rome is the provocative question this collection attempts to answer. Twenty-six articles concentrate on four areas: methodology, the historical situation, New Testament exegesis, and the trials of Jesus before the Sanhedrin and Pilate.

The Political Teachings of Jesus

The Political Teachings of Jesus
Author: Tod Lindberg
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780061373947
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Release: 2008-05-06
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Longtime political analyst and commentator Tod Lindberg goes beyond punditry to address how Jesus's words and teachings—once a radical set of ideas—have come to define our concept of government and our vision for society.

Liberating the Politics of Jesus

Liberating the Politics of Jesus
Author: Darryl W. Stephens,Elizabeth Soto Albrecht
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780567692801
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Release: 2020-09-03
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bold, faithful, challenging – this volume uncovers the social and political implications of the gospel message by looking at Anabaptist theology and practice from a female perspective. The contributors approach the gospel from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, liberating the radical political ethic of Jesus Christ from patriarchal distortions and demonstrating that gender justice and peace theology are inseparable. Beautifully illustrated with pen drawings, Liberating the Politics of Jesus recognizes the authority of women to interpret and reconstruct the peace church tradition on issues such as subordination, suffering, atonement, the nature of church, leadership, and discipleship. The contributors confront difficult topics head-on, such as the power structures in South Africa, armed conflict in Colombia, and the sexual violence of John Howard Yoder. The result is a renewed Anabaptist peace theology with the potential to transform the work of theology and ministry in all Christian traditions.

The Politics of Jes s

The Politics of Jes  s
Author: Miguel A. De La Torre
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781442250376
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Release: 2015-06-10
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Politics of Jesús is a powerful new biography of Jesus told from the margins. Miguel A. De La Torre argues that we all create Jesus in our own image, reflecting and reinforcing the values of communities—sometimes for better, and often for worse. In light of the increasing economic and social inequality around the world, De La Torre asserts that what the world needs is a Jesus of solidarity who also comes from the underside of global power. The Politics of Jesús is a search for a Jesus that resonates specifically with the Latino/a community, as well as other marginalized groups. The book unabashedly rejects the Eurocentric Jesus for the Hispanic Jesús, whose mission is to give life abundantly, who resonates with the Latino/a experience of disenfranchisement, and who works for real social justice and political change. While Jesus is an admirable figure for Christians, The Politics of Jesús highlights the way the Jesus of dominant culture is oppressive and describes a Jesús from the barrio who chose poverty and disrupted the status quo. Saying “no” to oppression and its symbols, even when one of those symbols is Jesus, is the first step to saying “yes” to the self, to liberation, and symbols of that liberation. For Jesus to connect with the Hispanic quest for liberation, Jesús must be unapologetically Hispanic and compel people to action. The Politics of Jesús provocatively moves the study of Jesús into the global present.

The Trace of the Face in the Politics of Jesus

The Trace of the Face in the Politics of Jesus
Author: John Patrick Koyles
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781610976220
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Release: 2013-06-26
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Taking its cue from Mark Nation's regret that John Howard Yoder refrained from a fuller engagement with the Western philosophical tradition, this book is an effort to explore the possibilities inherent in that conversation. It develops a dialogue between Yoder and the French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas. The placement of Yoder's work alongside of Levinas' conception of otherness cashes out the embedded hope in Nation's remarks by demonstrating the continuing relevancy of Yoder's thought for current Christian sociopolitical discourse. This book is especially aimed at those who seek to continue exploring the themes and ideas of John Howard Yoder.

Conflict Holiness and Politics in the Teachings of Jesus

Conflict  Holiness  and Politics in the Teachings of Jesus
Author: Marcus Borg
Pages: 309
ISBN: 156338227X
Available:
Release: 1998-06-01
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This is a new paperback edition of Marcus Borg's 1984 study on the teaching and action of Jesus in the political, social, and cultural context of his time.