Item description for Blue Collar Jesus: How Christianity Supports Workers' Rights by Darren Cushman Wood...
Blue Collar Jesus: How Christianity Supports Workers Rights offers the most thorough analysis to date of workers rights from a religious perspective. The book reveals biblical and ethical principles for justice in the work place, and explores the vast and diverse tradition of labor activism among the major Christian factions. From the Roman Catholic Church to the Southern Baptists Convention, Cushman analyzes the history and beliefs that support labor unions. With rich historical and theological insights, Cushman argues persuasively that labor unions are legitimate instruments of God's will for creating a just society. Never before published interviews and archival information makes Blue Collar Jesus a fascinating study of the relationship between labor and religion.
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Studio: Seven Locks Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2005
Publisher Seven Locks Press
ISBN 1931643423 ISBN13 9781931643429
Reviews - What do customers think about Blue Collar Jesus: How Christianity Supports Workers' Rights?
Much needed.... May 13, 2007
Workers rights is an issue that is extremely close to my heart. I read a review on this book in an interfaith council for workers rights newsletter and I really felt the need to read it. I think that it is an important book which outlines some basic biblical principles as well as some stuff on unionization. However I think that this could have been easily written by anyone who really has a background in this kind of work and a good biblical education. But I am glad that someone explicitly made these connections. This would be a good book to have a church group read if they were interested in making more connections with their faith and the world. Also recommended along these same lines: Sojourners Magazine, Nickled and Dimed, the interfaith council for workers rights website