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#Occupy the Bible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) About Money and Power

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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
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Astor + Blue Editions LLC (first published September 12th 2012)
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Erica Martinez
Mar 15, 2013 Erica Martinez rated it liked it
It reads like a blog. I expected something academic. Connecting the Occupy Movement to Jesus was a bit of a stretch for me. This book starts with an attempt to connect Jesus use of a tent with Occupiers using tents as a spiritual movement and connection. Give me a break.
Rick Boyer
Jan 26, 2014 Rick Boyer rated it liked it
"Occupy The Bible" or #OccupytheBible, as the author annoyingly refers to it, time after time, is really a manifesto about the "#Occupy" movement, growing primarily out of the "OccupyWallStreet" movement of 2011. Susan B. Thistlewaite is writing from what can only be described as a far-left, Progressive Christian theological position, which would have been as much at home in the Op-Ed section of the New York Times or The Huffington Post, as it would have been in a religious or theological work. ...more
Josh Hogan
Jul 30, 2013 Josh Hogan rated it it was amazing
An inspiring call to live out the teachings of Jesus on money, power, the poor, and resistance to empire. My only criticism is that the editing seems to be a bit slipshod at times, which may be because of the relatively small, low budget publishing company.
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Jun 01, 2013 Toni rated it really liked it
Great insight into how Institutional Christianity is great at talking the talk, but is nowhere near walking the walk.
Pr28
Nov 12, 2012 Pr28 rated it really liked it
Terrific. I learned a great deal about another religion, from someone who is, like me, left of center and concerned about people, not acquiring things.
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