The Jesus Option

The Jesus Option

by William J. Lunny
     
 

The Jesus Option is an outstanding new study that sociologically profiles Jesus as the most important social activist of his time. Jesus represented a very real challenge to the Romans - a man who cared so deeply about his own people that with great courage he directly confronted the nationalistic teachings of his own religious establishment. He served as both the… See more details below

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The Jesus Option is an outstanding new study that sociologically profiles Jesus as the most important social activist of his time. Jesus represented a very real challenge to the Romans - a man who cared so deeply about his own people that with great courage he directly confronted the nationalistic teachings of his own religious establishment. He served as both the leader and the role model for his people. By his leadership he inspired and empowered his people for action. Above all, he helped his followers to regain the vision of a just society - a society that lives under the direct rule of God and defies the manipulative interpretations of scripture offered by many official religious leaders of this day. The Jesus Option also points out that the Kingdom of God of which Jesus preached was a real option for the people of his time. This Kingdom had to be understood in the light of the options chosen within the struggle between the Mt. Sinai tradition and the Zion tradition in the Judaism of the first century. The author shows the importance of these options for the Christian understanding of Jesus the man and the early church. But, more importantly, The Jesus Option makes us aware of our own "options" when we choose to follow Jesus.

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ISBN-13:
9780809134458
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Pages:
217

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