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Humanitarian Jesus: Social Justice and the Cross

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  49 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A resurgence of the Social Gospel is energizing many evangelicals, but what does the Bible say about the role of humanitarian works in the Christian life? As new covenant believers, Christians are called to a specific central task: to be ministers of God's message of salvation for sinners. At the same time, the New Testament justifies nearly every concern of the revitalize ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Moody Publishers (first published April 21st 2010)
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Josh Morgan
Jul 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
This first appeared on my blog, Jacob's Café.

I received two complimentary audiobooks from christianaudio at the same time: Jesus Manifesto (reviewed yesterday) and Humanitarian Jesus by Christian Buckley and Ryan Dobson. I was expecting to like the former more than the latter, but that's exactly the opposite of what happened.

Humanitarian Jesus was much more engaging and legitimately struggling with real-life issues that many Christians are facing today. As being "missional" is one of the hot new
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Ruth Baker
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this really interesting. 50% reflections on the history of Christian social justice and the effectiveness of its implementation and 50% interviews with key leaders of Christian social justice organisations. I lost something in the US-centric references in the interviews but still got an awful lot out of this book and the string evangelistic focus of social justice.
Caleb
Nov 30, 2015 rated it liked it
The cover and title of this book are a bit deceiving. I'd have to say it's a trap for someone who's looking to validate a social gospel agenda. Knowing this is a Moody Publisher's book, I just knew there was more to this and I was right.

Some of the first statements in the intro mention this book is NOT going to talk about this issue inside the church. That's a bummer because it's why I needed a book like this...

The book is structured in an uncommon format. The first half of the book is a doctri
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Adam Shields
Jun 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Full review at hhttp://bookwi.se/humanitarian-jesus-b...

Short review: This is a good book that I read right after Jesus Manifesto. It is a much better book than Jesus Manifesto but has a lot of overlapping content. It is much more focused on practical theology and why particular approaches are important, and not just an abstract theology. The format was 1/2 theology, 1/2 interviews with Christian leaders that are attempting to live the balance between evangelism and social action/ministry
Megan
Jul 10, 2010 is currently reading it
This book will challenge you and make you think! Helps establish the need for a balance between evangelism and social justice.
Michael Stilley
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Read this for an ethics class in 2013.
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