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American Jesus by Stephen R. Prothero
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Apr 07, 2014

really liked it
Read in January, 2012

This book looks at the different Jesuses that Americans have and do believe in. Here is what I take away from this book.

If you are an evangelical, your Jesus is a lot like you.
If you are a liberal Protestant, your Jesus is a lot like you.
If you are a conservative Protestant, your Jesus is a lot like you.
If you are Catholic, your Jesus is a lot like you.
If you are a right wing proud American, your Jesus is a lot like you.
If you are a Mormon, your Jesus is a lot like you.
If you are a black Liberation believer who uses Jesus as a symbol of your cause, then your Jesus is a lot like you.
If you are a black radical who claims that Jesus was black and white men are devils, your Jesus is a lot like you.
If you are Jewish and respect Jesus as a teacher, your Jesus is a lot like you.
If you are a Hindu and respect Jesus as a teacher, your Jesus is a lot like you.
If you are a Buddhist and respect Jesus as a teacher, your Jesus is a lot like you.
If your Jesus is not a lot like you, you are a rare person and I’d like to know you better.
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