Republican Jesus: How the Right Has Rewritten the Gospels Tony Keddie

Republican Jesus: How the Right Has Rewritten the Gospels

Author: Tony Keddie
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Book Title
Republican Jesus: How the Right Has Rewritten the Gospels
Author
Tony Keddie
ISBN
9780520356238
The complete guide to debunking right-wing misinterpretations of the Bible--from economics and immigration to gender and sexuality.Jesus loves borders, guns, unborn babies, and economic prosperity and hates homosexuality, taxes, welfare, and universal healthcare--or so say many Republican politicians, pundits, and preachers. Through outrageous misreadings of the New Testament gospels that started almost a century ago, conservative influencers have conjured a version of Jesus who speaks to their fears, desires, and resentments. In Republican Jesus, Tony Keddie explains not only where this right-wing Christ came from and what he stands for but also why this version of Jesus is a fraud. By restoring Republicans' cherry-picked gospel texts to their original literary and historical contexts, Keddie dismantles the biblical basis for Republican positions on hot-button issues like Big Government, taxation, abortion, immigration, and climate change. At the same time, he introduces readers to an ancient Jesus whose life experiences and ethics were totally unlike those of modern Americans, conservatives and liberals alike. Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Tony KeddiePublisher: University of California PressPublished: 10/06/2020ISBN: 9780520356238Pages: 376Weight: 1.25lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.80w x 1.40d

The complete guide to debunking right-wing misinterpretations of the Bible--from economics and immigration to gender and sexuality.

Jesus loves borders, guns, unborn babies, and economic prosperity and hates homosexuality, taxes, welfare, and universal healthcare--or so say many Republican politicians, pundits, and preachers. Through outrageous misreadings of the New Testament gospels that started almost a century ago, conservative influencers have conjured a version of Jesus who speaks to their fears, desires, and resentments.

In Republican Jesus, Tony Keddie explains not only where this right-wing Christ came from and what he stands for but also why this version of Jesus is a fraud. By restoring Republicans' cherry-picked gospel texts to their original literary and historical contexts, Keddie dismantles the biblical basis for Republican positions on hot-button issues like Big Government, taxation, abortion, immigration, and climate change. At the same time, he introduces readers to an ancient Jesus whose life experiences and ethics were totally unlike those of modern Americans, conservatives and liberals alike.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Tony Keddie
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 10/06/2020
ISBN: 9780520356238
Pages: 376
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.80w x 1.40d

The complete guide to debunking right-wing misinterpretations of the Bible--from economics and immigration to gender and sexuality.

Jesus loves borders, guns, unborn babies, and economic prosperity and hates homosexuality, taxes, welfare, and universal healthcare--or so say many Republican politicians, pundits, and preachers. Through outrageous misreadings of the New Testament gospels that started almost a century ago, conservative influencers have conjured a version of Jesus who speaks to their fears, desires, and resentments.

In Republican Jesus, Tony Keddie explains not only where this right-wing Christ came from and what he stands for but also why this version of Jesus is a fraud. By restoring Republicans' cherry-picked gospel texts to their original literary and historical contexts, Keddie dismantles the biblical basis for Republican positions on hot-button issues like Big Government, taxation, abortion, immigration, and climate change. At the same time, he introduces readers to an ancient Jesus whose life experiences and ethics were totally unlike those of modern Americans, conservatives and liberals alike.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Tony Keddie
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 10/06/2020
ISBN: 9780520356238
Pages: 376
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.80w x 1.40d