Book List: #Occupy the Bible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) About Money and Power
Title:      #Occupy the Bible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) About Money and Power
Categories:      The Christian Left Books
BookID:      96
Authors:      Rev. Dr. Susan B. Thistlethwaite
ISBN-10(13):      1938231449
Publisher:      Astor + Blue Editions LLC
Publication date:      02-01-2013
Number of pages:      240
Owner Name:      Super User
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Language:      English
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Jesus of Nazareth said and did a lot about money and power in his own time.  But Jesus wasn’t a “free market capitalist,” despite what some conservative Christians would like us to believe in the 21stcentury.

·      Jesus occupied the Temple in Jerusalem—effectively the national bank of his time—and threw out those who were exploiting the poor.

·      Jesus organized fishermen whose industry had been wrecked by the Roman Empire.

·      His followers included powerful “women of means,” like Mary Magdalene, who was last at the cross, first at the tomb, and who went on to become missionaries.

·       Jesus taught “in the streets,” preaching that God’s “side” is not that of the wealthy and powerful; and that all believers need to confront inequality now.

·       And more…

#OccupytheBible is an eye-opening, no-holds barred look at the real message of Jesus, using the scriptures that are foundational for the Christian faith. #OTB is also a practical “how to” guide for potential Christian “occupiers”—people sincerely committed to confronting the rising poverty and economic inequality in the United States using the powerful, unvarnished message of Jesus of Nazareth."