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The politics of Jesús : a hispanic political theology

Author: Miguel A De La Torre
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Series: Religion in the modern world (Lanham, Md.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Politics of Jesús is a powerful new biography of Jesus told from the margins. Miguel A. De La Torre argues that we all create Jesus in our own image, reflecting and reinforcing the values of communities--sometimes for better, and often for worse. In light of the increasing economic and social inequality around the world, De La Torre asserts that what the world needs is a Jesus of solidarity who also comes from  Read more...
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miguel A De La Torre
ISBN: 9781442250352 1442250356 9781442250369 1442250364
OCLC Number: 908660912
Description: xv, 201 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Jesus or Jesús? --
For unto you is born this day a liberator --
Can anything good come from Nazareth --
Nowhere to lay his head --
Pick up your daily cross and follow me.
Series Title: Religion in the modern world (Lanham, Md.)
Responsibility: Miguel A. De La Torre.

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The Politics of Jesus is a powerful new search for Jesus from the margins. Highlighting the oppression inherent in the dominant image of Jesus, the book rejects Jesus for Jesus-a symbol of liberation  Read more...

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Recognizing that cultural constructions of Jesus have been used by Euro-Americans in the oppression of colonized peoples, De La Torre constructs a portrait of Jesus from a Hispanic perspective. Read more...

 
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