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What Jesus meant

Author: Garry Wills
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wills, Garry, 1934-
What Jesus meant.
New York : Viking, 2006
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Garry Wills
ISBN: 0670034967 9780670034963 9780143038801 014303880X
OCLC Number: 61684207
Description: xxxi, 143 pages ; 22 cm
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 --
Responsibility: Garry Wills.


As the religious rhetoric of the culture wars escalates, "New York Times" bestselling author and eminent scholar Wills explores the meaning of Jesus' teachings.  Read more...
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Praise for What Jesus Meant "Fascinating . . . Like a long, rich conversation with a learned friend . . . that engages the heart and mind, to the ultimate benefit of Read more...

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