Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals
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... show more
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.
Publish date: March 3rd 2008
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Social Issues
, Social Movements
, Social Justice
An excellent look at the seemingly forgotten side of Jesus's teachings as a pacifist, and a great look at politics in general. Eye-opening for all, regardless of belief. I learned a lot more from this book than when I attended Sunday school and church when I was still religious. PS - The art directi...
This book is really more than what it seems. It's a mixture of theology, history, and politics with a call for social activism that draws upon not only the teachings of Jesus, but Gandhi as well. At times, you have to wonder where the authors come from because they call for some pretty intense cha...