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Jesus and Politics: Confronting the Powers

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From Augustine to Solzhenitsyn, Christians have struggled with the meaning of faith and politics, and the landscape of those who have tried to combine the two is littered with distortion and confusion. Alan Storkey examines the politics of Jesus, reading out from the life and work of Jesus instead of reading into the New Testament with a preconceived agenda. With this work ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Baker Academic
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Kristy
Sep 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a worthwhile read. It took me a while to start getting really into it. But, I love the way Storkey takes the reader through the Gospel accounts, examining Jesus' sayings and interactions with those around him and how he uses this Scripture to form the politics of Jesus. I found this book to be both engaging and challenging. But, what I loved most was seeing Jesus for the awesome confronter of evil that he is, but in the most gentle way possible.
R. Smith
I periodically make a mental list of five books to grab in case of fire. "Jesus and Politics: Confronting the Powers" is always number one on my list.

I live and work at the crossroads of politics and faith. Many of my friends in the faith category don't understand how I can be a man of faith and work in the "unholy" political arena. Many of my friends in the politics category wonder what a man of faith is doing amongst them. Storkey breaks down the walls by demonstrating how radical Jesus was in
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Philip Grove
Oct 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It is a very fine book - unique I think in taking us into the politics of Jesus' day and how he related to all that. It is a demanding read, but well worth the effort
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