Dennis Altman frames a fascinating discussion for both conservatives and liberals. Using Jesus' teachings as logical arguments unadorned by religious overtones, Altman challenges established notions with eye-opening impact.
Altman highlights how Jesus brought humanist values to the Roman world of cruelty and greed. He shows how Jesus was the first liberal voice among religious and political establishments, and the first major advocate for women's and minorities' rights. Altman examines Jesus' teachings in a modern context: our obligations to one another, the dangers of greed, the effective power of nonviolence, and the importance of liberal values in shaping the world for our children.
Regardless of your political or religious orientation, this exciting book will open new doors for you.
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I feel compelled to express my admiration and thanks for your having written this book. It was an incredible undertaking and serves as a solid platform from which to define the liberal mindset. As an aside, I have a friend who is the prototypical Conservative with whom I have agreed to no longer 'debate' our differences. Today, I have sent him the book so he may understand WHY we liberals are not swayed by the rationalizations of the conservatives.