Jesus Was a Liberal

Jesus Was a Liberal
Title Jesus Was a Liberal PDF eBook
Author Scotty McLennan
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Pages 276
Release 2009-05-12
Genre Religion
ISBN 0230621260

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For the millions of people who identify as liberal Christians. In McLennan's bold call to reclaim ownership of Christianity, he advocates a sense of religion based not on doctrinal readings of scripture but on the humanity behind Christ's teachings. He addresses such topics as intelligent design, abortion, same sex marriage, war. torture and much, much more. As he says in the Preface, "We liberal Christians know in our hearts that there is much more to life than seems to meet the rational eye of atheists; yet we find it hard to support supernatural claims about religion that fly in the face of scientific evidence."




Do Unto Others

Do Unto Others
Title Do Unto Others PDF eBook
Author Bob Slate
Publisher WestBow Press
Pages 98
Release 2012-07
Genre Religion
ISBN 1449759688

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Too often, those on the outside see the church as an example of judgment and exclusion—even hate. Is this a fault of nonbelievers, or could it be a failure of Christians to show compassion and empathy for all God’s children—to be the hands and feet of Jesus? When the church focuses exclusively on saving the lost from hell, without demanding a total submission and transformation to selflessness from selfishness, it does a disservice to God’s kingdom on earth. Faith in and a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ is not the finish line. It is the start of a lifelong struggle to humble ourselves as Jesus did. If we would make meeting others’ needs our primary desire, the world might sit up and pay closer attention and maybe even be transformed.




Jesus Was a Liberal

Jesus Was a Liberal
Title Jesus Was a Liberal PDF eBook
Author Jeni Cook-Stivale
Publisher Emerge Publishing LLC
Pages 0
Release 2017-09
Genre Religion
ISBN 9781943127573

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In today's heightened political climate, the term liberal evokes a lot of emotion, especially in the Evangelical church. In this book, author Jeni Cook-Stivale explored what it means to be truly liberal, challenging the reader to move past religious traditions and live life with Jesus Christ as our example so that we may give liberally, love liberally and live liberally.




Jesus Was a Liberal

Jesus Was a Liberal
Title Jesus Was a Liberal PDF eBook
Author Joseph A. Sheridan
Publisher AuthorHouse
Pages 446
Release 2006
Genre Political Science
ISBN 1425971679

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Sheridan was provoked by the perpetual attempt of the religious right and the ultra-conservative elements in America to label everything "liberal" as if it were an evil that had invested our entire society with the poisonous venom. He feels that Jesus established the basis for precisely what the Democratic Party has espoused for the past seventy-five years.




Jesus Was a Liberal

Jesus Was a Liberal
Title Jesus Was a Liberal PDF eBook
Author Joseph A. Sheridan
Publisher
Pages 444
Release 2006
Genre Political Science
ISBN 9781425971687

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Jesus was a Liberal was provoked by the perpetual attempt of the religious right and the ultra-conservative elements in America to label everything "liberal" was if it were an evil that had infested our entire society with the poisonous venom. The party of Lincoln who deeply believed that "government should do for people what they cannot do for themselves or do so well," has betrayed the words of their founder by vigorously opposing programs vital to our nation's future including Social Security, unemployment compensation, and Medicare. Labeling liberals as communists, "pinkos", socialists, the Republican Party's right-wing and their evangelical Christians co-conspirators has pelted liberals with every kind of vindictive accusation imaginable. The fact is that the Man from Galilee insisted that his followers feed those who are hungry, give water to those who thirst, clothe those who are naked, and visit those in prison, He was establishing the basis for precisely what the Democratic Party has espoused for the past seventy-five years. A quick review of the word "liberal" in the Webster's New Universal Dictionary, one immediately reads these characteristics "maximum individual freedom,""government protection of civil liberties," "characterized by generosity and a willingness to give in large amount." In fact, one must question whether it is possible to be a Christian and a Republican in the same life. This work will answer that question chapter after chapter.




The Liberal Soul

The Liberal Soul
Title The Liberal Soul PDF eBook
Author Richard Davis
Publisher Greg Kofford Books, Incorporated
Pages 0
Release 2014
Genre Political Science
ISBN 9781589585836

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The Liberal Soul offers something lacking in LDS culture. That is the presentation of a different way for Latter-day Saints to examine the question of how to be faithful disciples of Christ and good citizens. It shows public policy decision-making regarding government role as the manifestation of the "liberal soul" rather than as the libertarianism advocated by past Mormon speakers and writers such as Ezra Taft Benson, Cleon Skousen, or Vern Andersen. It also takes a different approach from the less radical but still traditional economic conservative attitudes of well-known politicians such as Orrin Hatch or Mitt Romney. Davis suggests that a Latter-day Saint can approach economic policy, war, the environment, and social issues with the perspective that society is basically good and not evil, tolerance and forbearance are desirable qualities instead of bad ones, and that government can and does play a positive role as a vehicle of society in improving the lives of citizens. He describes how Latter-day Saints can apply the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our roles at each of these three levels-individual, group, and society-rather than assuming the societal level violates the principles of the Gospel. The result is that Latter-day Saints can help bring about a Zion society-one where all benefit, the most vulnerable are aided and not ignored, inclusion is the rule and not the exception, and suspicion and fear are replaced by love and acceptance.




Red State, Blue State

Red State, Blue State
Title Red State, Blue State PDF eBook
Author John Grevstad
Publisher iUniverse
Pages 258
Release 2005-04
Genre Liberalism
ISBN 0595344844

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The presidential election of 2004 demonstrated that the United States is divided in a number of ways--not only, by the ever-present alienation between conservatives and liberals. Religion and politics have become intertwined and a new trend is sweeping the nation that accompanies the ever-widening rift between conservative and liberal Christians. We are a divided nation. In Red State, Blue State, author John Grevstad challenges the ideals and morality of the conservative right. How would the traditional moral values of the Red State conservative hold up to the words and philosophy of Jesus Christ himself? Grevstad both asks and answers the question. Citing Biblical text, Grevstad alleges that Jesus was a "card-carrying liberal" whose message has been destroyed by Red State conservatives. Additionally, Grevstad uses a humorous tone and clever insights as he compares the lifestyle, values, and culture of Red States and Blue States. These comparisons are intelligent, controversial, and enlightening. Red State, Blue State is an entertaining and eye-opening contribution to the cause of the American liberal. It offers profound insights while being a clever, highly volatile, and courageous attempt to speak out and do something about the political and religious climate of this country. Red State, Blue State is filled with words of wisdom the country needs to hear.