American Jesus

American Jesus Author Stephen Prothero
ISBN-10 9781466806054
Release 2004-09-18
Pages 376
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The Story of the Transformation of Jesus from Divinity to Celebrity The United States (it is often pointed out) is one of the most religious countries on earth, and most Americans belong to one Christian church or another. But as Stephen Prothero argues in American Jesus, many of the most interesting appraisals of Jesus have emerged outside the churches: in music, film, and popular culture; and among Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and people of no religion at all. Popular revisions of Jesus are nothing new: Thomas Jefferson famously took scissors to the New Testament to produce a Jesus he could call his own. In Prothero's incisive chronicle, the emergence of a cult of Jesus--as folk hero and commercial icon--is America's most distinctive contribution to Western religion. Prothero describes how Jesus was enlisted by abolitionists and Klansmen, by Teddy Roosevelt and Marcus Garvey. He explains how, in our own time, the proliferation of Jesus' image on Broadway stages and bumper stickers, on the cover of Time and on the Internet, in a Holy Land theme park and on a hot-air balloon, expresses the strange mix of the secular and the sacred in contemporary America. American Jesus is a lively and often witty work of history. As an account of the ways Americans have cast the carpenter from Nazareth in their own image, it is also an examination, through the looking glass, of the American character.


AMERICAN JESUS Author Christopher Keith Jenkins
ISBN-10 9781499071702
Release 2012-01-30
Pages 100
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the world is a fast paced society in high gears. its time to get with the program. and see what your missing out on. maybe the atomic clocks, apple computers, gps, diamler chrysler @ mercedes. maybe a favorite sporting event or a freelancer. maybe your just at the healm of the ship looking for a new life. maybe your best friends and didnt know it. maybe you think im crazy for going public, well maybe. but i care about todays society, and im not having people look down on me and stalk me, and then mock me. so i wrote this book.

American Jesus

American Jesus Author Richard Vargas
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173022271630
Release 2007
Pages 103
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Richard Vargas continues to explore the same themes and concerns from his first book, McLife7the spectrum of three high and low points in a Chicano man2s existence. The poems are candid and, at times, brutally honest. Relationships, sex, politics, religion, and the mundane reality of work are presented in the belief that poetry and art in general can establish a common ground between us. American Jesus is also a response to Laura Bush2s closing the doors to poets (who had been invited to the White House for a celebration of the works of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Langston Hughes) when she realized they would be voicing opposition to President Bush2s "Shock & Awe' war plans. While some poets often refuse to be political in their work (and thus unwittingly end up making a political statement), Vargas asks, "If not now, when?"

American Jesus

American Jesus Author Virginia Austin
ISBN-10 0940121727
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 272
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About Harlem's edge, a homeless black man wanders with a garbage bag of crosses over his shoulder and a dog at this side. On the Manhattan streets, three white men on a New Year's Eve drive, alcohol tracing their veins with white pride tattooed on their arms. In Central Park, all four lives collide. After a brutal assault, they leave his body before a Fifth Avenue house of God. At the altar he sheds his rainbow-colored clothes to kneel naked and beaten before the Son. And there before the cross, he envisions himself to be this man. From the opulence of Manhattan to the forgotten of Harlem comes the story of one who rises above the hatred and ignorance of man to become more than a man. A man who may or may not be Christ. A man who attempts to raise a hand against the violence of poverty, the violence of neglect, the violence of apathy. But perhaps there has not been just one Son of God. Perhaps, God has had many children. And each time one is sent, one is murdered, one is crucified.

Big Jesus

Big Jesus Author Jimmy R. Watson
ISBN-10 9781498200493
Release 2015-01-12
Pages 178
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This may be the most honest book ever written about Jesus. As a veteran pastor in the United Church of Christ, Dr. Watson shares his thoughts on the timeless topic of Christology--the doctrine of Christ--with new and creative insights, informative and accessible theology, personal anecdotes, and lively wit. Nothing is off-limits in this no-holds-barred contribution to the Jesus genre. Big Jesus is not another theological "spin" on the identity and nature of Jesus of Nazareth, nor is it a sentimental fairytale for those who prefer their Christology to be served up on Sunday mornings with fluffy sheep, little children, and footprints in the sand. This book is for Christian adults with a sense of humor.

America Jesus Is Here

America  Jesus Is Here Author Cliff Dudley
ISBN-10 9781614582922
Release 1976-04-01
Pages 112
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Mel Tari because of the daring of Like a Mighty Wind is in suspect by many people. There are those who praise him and those who curse the day he was born. Now Mel brings you messages from God on the simplicity of the Word, Christ's return, spiritual growth, and the command for the baptism of love. Jesus is alive and doing great and mighty things among His people - listen to the cry of Mel Tari, America, Jesus is Here!

The Blackwell Companion to Jesus

The Blackwell Companion to Jesus Author Delbert Burkett
ISBN-10 9781444351750
Release 2011-07-07
Pages 576
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The Blackwell Companion to Jesus features a comprehensive collection of essays that explore the diverse ways in which Jesus has been imagined or portrayed from the beginnings of Christianity to the present day. Considers portrayals of Jesus in the New Testament and beyond, Jesus in non-Christian religions, philosophical and historic perspectives, modern manifestations, and representations in Christian art, novels, and film Comprehensive scope of coverage distinguishes this work from similar offerings Examines both Christian and non-Christian perspectives on Jesus, including those from ethnic and sexual groups, as well as from other faiths Offers rich and rewarding insights which will shape our understanding of this influential figure and his enduring legacy

The Originality of Jesus

The Originality of Jesus Author Per Bilde
ISBN-10 9783525536094
Release 2013-08-14
Pages 303
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Jesus Made in America A Cultural History from the Puritans to the Passion of the Christ

Jesus Made in America  A Cultural History from the Puritans to the Passion of the Christ Author Stephen J. Nichols
ISBN-10 9781458755407
Release 2010-05
Pages 478
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Jesus is as American as baseball and apple pie. But how this came to be is a complex story - one that Stephen Nichols tells with care and ease. Beginning with the Puritans, he leads readers through the various cultural epochs of American history, showing at each stage how American notions of Jesus were shaped by the cultural sensibilities of the times, often with unfortunate results. Always fascinating and often humorous, Jesus Made in America offers a frank assessment of the story of Christianity in America, including the present. For those interested in the cultural implications of that story, this book is a must-read.


Shiloh Author Steven WinterHawk
ISBN-10 1475961677
Release 2012-11-15
Pages 394
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This is a work of fiction, based on the Author’s Visions and dreams, Native stories, and the Bible. This is a story about a Native man called Shiloh, who has the memories of Jesus. Shiloh was born of a Native American mother named Mary and a Portuguese father named Joseph, This takes place in a world that Rome did not fall as in our world, and the head of Rome, is an elusive man known only as “the Emperor.” This Rome was visited by “Aliens”, Native Spirits from the Star Sirius who foretold of a prophesy concerning the end of the world. Included as part of the story is my Vision Quest that started it all for me showing a relationship between my “Dreams” and the waking world. From my Native way of looking at life there are differences in the story of Jesus and the Bible. One main difference is the “Arrow of Truth", which is a more positive replacement for the Christian idea of sin. This originated in a dream that I had about the same point in time that I wrote a poem called “This is a Circle". It was a meditation and then, the Vision Quest that brought it all together, into this story.

Reading the Gospels in the Dark

Reading the Gospels in the Dark Author Richard Walsh
ISBN-10 156338387X
Release 2003-10-01
Pages 209
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Films with Jesus or Jesus-like characters have been part of movies since the earliest days, and Walsh explores just what kind of impact they have had on their audiences.

Walking Where Jesus Walked

Walking Where Jesus Walked Author Hillary Kaell
ISBN-10 9780814771747
Release 2014-07-04
Pages 288
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Since the 1950s, millions of American Christians have traveled to the Holy Land to visit places in Israel and the Palestinian territories associated with Jesus’s life and death. Why do these pilgrims choose to journey halfway around the world? How do they react to what they encounter, and how do they understand the trip upon return? This book places the answers to these questions into the context of broad historical trends, analyzing how the growth of mass-market evangelical and Catholic pilgrimage relates to changes in American Christian theology and culture over the last sixty years, including shifts in Jewish-Christian relations, the growth of small group spirituality, and the development of a Christian leisure industry. Drawing on five years of research with pilgrims before, during and after their trips, Walking Where Jesus Walked offers a lived religion approach that explores the trip’s hybrid nature for pilgrims themselves: both ordinary—tied to their everyday role as the family’s ritual specialists, and extraordinary—since they leave home in a dramatic way, often for the first time. Their experiences illuminate key tensions in contemporary US Christianity between material evidence and transcendent divinity, commoditization and religious authority, domestic relationships and global experience. Hillary Kaell crafts the first in-depth study of the cultural and religious significance of American Holy Land pilgrimage after 1948. The result sheds light on how Christian pilgrims, especially women, make sense of their experience in Israel-Palestine, offering an important complement to top-down approaches in studies of Christian Zionism and foreign policy.

Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth Author Maurice Casey
ISBN-10 9780567645173
Release 2010-12-30
Pages 560
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Jesus of Nazareth has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Jesus of Nazareth also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Jesus of Nazareth book for free.

Give Them Christ

Give Them Christ Author Stephen Seamands
ISBN-10 9780830869831
Release 2012-04-08
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Much preaching today begins with the hearer's "felt needs" and then moves to how Christianity can solve those problems. But this approach often results in trite Christologies that merely use Jesus as a means to an end or a vehicle for self-improvement. While preachers might not dispense with Christ altogether, other things subtly take center stage and become more important than Christ himself. Pastoral theologian Stephen Seamands issues a stirring call to rediscover the centrality of Christ in preaching. Deftly blending doctrine and praxis, he revitalizes preaching by focusing on five key dimensions of Jesus' work: his incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension and return. Seamands highlights how preaching Christ crucified and risen speaks profoundly to the deepest dimensions of human existence. Addressing both the "what" and the "so what," this exposition helps church leaders declare afresh that Christ alone is supremely sufficient for Christian faith and practice. Pastors and preachers will find here significant resources for their churches' worship, life together and mission in the world. Become captivated once again by the glory of Christ, and find yourself compelled to proclaim his work anew.

What Would Jesus Read

What Would Jesus Read Author Erin A. Smith
ISBN-10 9781469621333
Release 2015-04-13
Pages 410
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Since the late nineteenth century, religiously themed books in America have been commercially popular yet scorned by critics. Working at the intersection of literary history, lived religion, and consumer culture, Erin A. Smith considers the largely unexplored world of popular religious books, examining the apparent tension between economic and religious imperatives for authors, publishers, and readers. Smith argues that this literature served as a form of extra-ecclesiastical ministry and credits the popularity and longevity of religious books to their day-to-day usefulness rather than their theological correctness or aesthetic quality. Drawing on publishers' records, letters by readers to authors, promotional materials, and interviews with contemporary religious-reading groups, Smith offers a comprehensive study that finds surprising overlap across the religious spectrum--Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish, liberal and conservative. Smith tells the story of how authors, publishers, and readers reconciled these books' dual function as best-selling consumer goods and spiritually edifying literature. What Would Jesus Read? will be of interest to literary and cultural historians, students in the field of print culture, and scholars of religious studies.

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses Author Richard Bauckham
ISBN-10 9780802863904
Release 2008-09-22
Pages 538
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Noted New Testament scholar Bauckham challenges the prevailing assumption the accounts of Jesus circulated as "anonymous community traditions," instead asserting that they were transmitted in the name of the original eyewitness.

Das Ende der Tage und die Gegenwart des Heils

Das Ende der Tage und die Gegenwart des Heils Author Heinz-Wolfgang Kuhn
ISBN-10 9004111352
Release 1999
Pages 343
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This volume in honor of the New Testament scholar Prof.Dr. Heinz-Wolfgang Kuhn, Munich, comprises articles on various aspects of his work on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Archeology (Bethsaida), Jewish and New Testament studies.