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The Resource The hijacking of Jesus : how the religious right distorts Christianity and promotes violence and hate, Dan Wakefield

The hijacking of Jesus : how the religious right distorts Christianity and promotes violence and hate, Dan Wakefield

Label
The hijacking of Jesus : how the religious right distorts Christianity and promotes violence and hate
Title
The hijacking of Jesus
Title remainder
how the religious right distorts Christianity and promotes violence and hate
Statement of responsibility
Dan Wakefield
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Christianity in America has become almost synonymous with right-wing fanaticism, conservative politics, and - courtesy of Mel Gibson - a brutally sadistic version of the religious experience. Millions of devout Christians, like Dan Wakefield, are appalled by this distortion of their faith, which only three decades ago stood for peace, equality, healing, and compassion for society's outcasts - the issues that made up the ministry of Jesus." "How did it come to pass that the Jesus who preached the Sermon on the Mount has in effect been hijacked by right-wingers and the Republican Party? Dan Wakefield travels across America in search of answers, meeting evangelical Christians, visiting the new mega-churches, finding "a cultish kind of Christianity as dangerous as it is distorted, " showing how right wingers supported by wealthy foundations are using "wedge issues" - homosexuality and abortion - to destroy the fabric of traditional mainline Protestantism."--BOOK JACKET
  • Includes information on abortion, African Americans, Bible, George W. Bush, Christianity in religious political right America, civil rights, civil rights movement, William Sloan Coffin, death penalty, environmentalism, evangelical Christians, Jerry Falwell, God, homosexuality, Joseph Hough, Jr., Iraq Invasion/War, Kathryn Johnson, D. James Kennedy, Diane Knippers, Michael Lerner, mainline Christian churches, megachurches, Moral Majority, National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), pacifism, politics, poverty, progressive faith perspectives, racism, Religious Right, reproductive rights, Republican Party, Spencer Rice, Pat Robertson, social activism, social issues, spiritual progressives, United Methodist Church, Vietnam War protests, Jim Wallis, wedge issues, Robert Wenz, womenʼs liberation movement, etc
Cataloging source
OCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wakefield, Dan
Dewey number
322.10973
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1642.U5
LC item number
W34 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesus Christ
  • Religious right
  • Christianity and politics
Label
The hijacking of Jesus : how the religious right distorts Christianity and promotes violence and hate, Dan Wakefield
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Armies of the Right -- Earthly Revelation: Evangelicals Discover Blacks, the Poor, and the Environment! -- How They Hijacked Jesus -- Invasion of the Leukocytes -- The Wedges: Dividing to Conquer -- Megachurch Meets Mainstream -- Taking Back the Faith
Control code
ocm63816551
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781560257455
Lccn
2006297594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 905968
  • (Sirsi) o63816551
  • (OCoLC)63816551
Label
The hijacking of Jesus : how the religious right distorts Christianity and promotes violence and hate, Dan Wakefield
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Armies of the Right -- Earthly Revelation: Evangelicals Discover Blacks, the Poor, and the Environment! -- How They Hijacked Jesus -- Invasion of the Leukocytes -- The Wedges: Dividing to Conquer -- Megachurch Meets Mainstream -- Taking Back the Faith
Control code
ocm63816551
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781560257455
Lccn
2006297594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 905968
  • (Sirsi) o63816551
  • (OCoLC)63816551

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