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Jesus Is Not a Republican: The Religious Right's War on America

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  76 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Conservatism & Liberalism; Jesus Christ; Non-Fiction; Political and social views; Political Ideologies; Political Science; Religion; Religion and politics; Religion, Politics & State; Religious right; Social Science; Sociology of Religion
Paperback, 348 pages
Published October 6th 2005 by Thunder's Mouth Press (first published October 5th 2005)
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Emily Ann Meyer
May 24, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Emily Ann by: Jon Stewart
Wow! In essence this book was enlightening and thought-provoking. I've long adhered to the argument that the religious right's co-opting of their own brand of Christianity was fundamentally "unchristian," but this horrified me even beyond what I'd thought possible.

A lot of the essays printed here are available for free online, but with the glut of information available on the web, I likely would've missed the vast majority of them. Further, the essays were packaged and supplemented with a timel
How do Republicans balance their political beliefs with their Christian religion? According to this book, they can't. Excellent arguments and essays. Well thought-out discussions, examples and impeccable logic. I live in a very "Republican" county in Ohio so just reading this book was dangerous LOL!

Note: donated this book to my local library after reading.
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
He isn't, of that I have little doubt. And I agree with the thesis of just about every essay that appears in this volume.

But I didn't enjoy this book as a whole as much as I thought I would, because the essays don't always, in fact don't usually tie in with the premise of the title.

Arch-conservatives say and do terrible things, yes. These essays tells us about them. But some of them do not even mention "Jesus," so how can they be a true refutation of the religious right's assumption that Jesus w
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: theology
While I agree with the premise and much of the sentiment this books reflects, I felt the overall experience of this book was rather unremarkable. The diversity of authors and their various essays on a variety of topics was interesting in a touch-and-go manner....but I feel that the editing and placement of these essays was a little sloppy. While I feel that the editor made his point arguing from a secular humanist perspective, there was very little Biblical support for his overall argument (an a ...more
Fred Dameron
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
A great collection of essays that show our country is NOT a GOP creation. I especially liked the essay on Madison Rebukes the Religious Rt. One paragraph goes into Madison's "Memorial and Remonstrance". Madison's third point states," The same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion to all other religions, may establish with the same ease, any particular sect of Christians in exclusion of all other sects". At this point having the counter argument to the Religious Rt at ones fing ...more
Jessica Ireland
Feb 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in politics and sociology.
This book is a compilation of essays, by different people (writers and journalists mostly). It talks about what Jesus really stood for and preached about, and how the religious right doesn't practice any of it! I love this subject, but even if it isn't your norm, the format and way it is written make it very easy and interesting. One of my favorite books.
Jason Robinson
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Entertaining, yet informative at the same time. The book in no way mocks Christianity or downplays the true, liberal hearted teachings of Christ as portrayed in the Gospels, but instead sheds light on the corrupt political machine that looks to exploit Christianity and the Bible to further its own agenda.
May 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: politics
Essays by writers who are all over the spectrum when it comes to liberal, conservative, etc. All take the basic tenats of Jesus' teaching and compare them to what is being practiced by the so-called religious right. Very instructive.
James Cooper
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
This compilation wasn't for me. High light was the information on Madison at the end.
Mar 09, 2009 marked it as to-read
..with a provocative title like this, I figure I'll give it a read and see what I think.
Cindy Handelsman
May 25, 2011 rated it liked it
interesting but takes a long time to read
Jan 20, 2010 rated it liked it
Rather interesting. Provided stepping stones for additional reading.
Justin Powell
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lots of entertaining essays and articles. Finishing the collection leaves me with only two thoughts. Thank goodness that Jerry Falwell is dead and thank goodness the Bush Jr. years are over!
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