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
Genre
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
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
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
210295
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wills, Garry
Dewey number
232
Index
no index present
LC call number
BS2415
LC item number
.W48 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • Teachings
Target audience
adult
Label
What Jesus meant, Garry Wills
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm61684207
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxi, 143 pages
Isbn
9780670034963
Lccn
2005042377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780670034963
System control number
(OCoLC)61684207
Label
What Jesus meant, Garry Wills
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm61684207
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxi, 143 pages
Isbn
9780670034963
Lccn
2005042377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780670034963
System control number
(OCoLC)61684207

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