A Gospel For Liberals

A Gospel For Liberals

by Todd F. Eklof


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449960827
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/12/2010
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rev. Dr. Todd F. Eklof is a former Southern Baptist turned religious liberal. He has been a Unitarian Universalist minister since 1999, and currently serves the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, WA. He's gained national notoriety as an environmental prophet and gay rights activist, and also devotes much of his time to Restorative Justice and the Peace movement. His background as a conservative Christian turned religious liberal, his thorough knowledge of Biblical scholarship, and his down-to-earth writing style, has enabled him to produce a scholarly, concise, and easy-to-follow treatment of Jesus' life and teachings.

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mwhel on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This book, by a brave liberal minister, offers persuasive arguments that Jesus can be seen as a situational ethicist, civilly disobedient, a draft-dodger, a communist, an environmentalist, pro-choice, a feminist, a gay-rights advocate, for universal healthcare, a member of the liberal media and for the ethical treatment of animals. Interwoven with these arguments are many personal anecdotes and historical references to support his views. The book is capped off with "The Gospel According to Todd"; a retelling of the Gospel stories in light of these views. The central theme is that Jesus' life and message have been co-opted to support people in positions of influence and power, and that a careful reading of the gospel stories reveals a truer life and mission.