The First Liberal: A Secular Look at Jesus' Socio-political Ideas and How They Became the Basis of Modern Liberalism

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-04-30
  • Publisher: Textstream
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?Altman has picked up on things that a good portion of the population has not yet discovered ?The First Liberalis a timely book, and one I think will get more than a few people talking. It is the kind of talk that has been needed for a long time.??Reverend Fred C. Plumer, president, The Center for Progressive Christianity 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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