Cover of: What Jesus meant | Garry Wills

What Jesus meant

Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English.

About the Edition

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.

Table of 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.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
232
Library of Congress
BS2415 .W48 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxxi, 143 p. ;
Number of pages
143

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24750615M
Internet Archive
whatjesusmeant00will
ISBN 10
0670034967
ISBN 13
9780670034963
LC Control Number
2005042377
OCLC/WorldCat
61684207
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