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Jesus the Rebel: Bearer of God's Peace and Justice [Paperback]

By Sj John Dear (Author) & Daniel Berrigan (Foreword by)
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(PUBSheed & Ward)The executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation pleads that Jesus' life and teaching have a direct bearing on the grand-scale complexities of our day: nuclear weapons, Third World poverty, violence and crimes against humanity, discrimination against minorities. Powerful! 240 pages, softcover.

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Jesus the Rebel explores the radical life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth and shows how his witness speaks directly to our contemporary world of violence, war, poverty, and nuclear weaponry. As John Dear ponders Jesus' call to discipleship, he shares his own journey of Gospel peacemaking. In jails, soup kitchens, shelters, and war zones, Jesus the bearer of God's Peace and Justice is reborn and invites us to be transformed in our homes, workplaces, churches, communities, and hearts.

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Studio: Sheed & Ward
Pages   196
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.08" Width: 6.09" Height: 0.61"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2000
Publisher   Sheed & Ward
ISBN  1580510736  
ISBN13  9781580510738  

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More About Sj John Dear & Daniel Berrigan

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! John Dear is a Jesuit priest and is Executive Director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. He has worked with the homeless in Washington, D.C., New York City, Richmond, Virginia, and El Salvador, and at a human rights center in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He taught theology at Fordham University and has edited books by or about Henri Nouwen, Daniel Berrigan, and Nobel Laureate Mairead Corrigan . He lives in New York City.

John Dear currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. John Dear was born in 1959.

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Jesus the Rebel  Mar 19, 2008
Having read John Dear's Transfiguration: A Meditation on Transforming Ourselves and Our World, watched his DVD "The Narrow Path, Walking Toward Peace and Nonviolence with John Dear, SJ", read his weekly essays on, and listened to Fr. John speak, I thought I knew what to expect in JESUS THE REBEL. I was wrong - it was even more compelling than I knew it would be. Fr. John is walking the walk. He has been imprisioned for his pro-peace activities and is currently facing further punitive actions by a judge in Albuquerque for a peaceful demonstration against the Iraq War. We need to spread his story and join him in personally reinforcing Jesus's message of nonviolence if we want to put an end to answering violence with violence. The hypocrisy of the US in claiming to be a Christian nation while bombing anyone anywhere must be exposed. JESUS THE REBEL is powerful reading anytime, but especially during Lent and Holy Week. I am delighted that Fr. John has been nominated for the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Tutu. All the more reason to recommend his books.
Anyone can slap a cross on their chest ...  Jan 7, 2008
Anyone can slap a cross on their chest (or attend church) and claim to follow Jesus. This book gives the reader a much deeper insight into what Jesus' life actually represents. Jesus did not judge people. Jesus used nonviolent civil disobedience in a determined effort to bring about justice for the poor. He opposed war and a corrupt state. He befriended and advocated for the poor, the sick and the downtrodden. His ultimate aim was Love. In short, Jesus was an extraordinary activist in his times. And by extrapolation, the book intimates that if we are to truly call ourselves followers, then we too must actively engage society and seek justice for all. Highly recommended if the reader wants an authentic understanding of Christ.
The Rev. Father John Dear as always clearly and concisely presents with great courage the essential message of Jesus Christ and His mission to liberate the captive, comfort and free the oppressed, bring sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf and to declare a year of Jubilee (as Father Dear quotes Jesus quoting Isaiah early on).

The importance of this book for prayerful reading by EVERY Christian grows each year as our various elf-proclaimed Christian Churches appear to lose our way in Christ. Read especially around page twenty of how we service the objectives of the current Empire rather than our one true Lord. Not all who cry Lord Lord will get into the Kingdom.

Courageously and clearly, the Rev. Father Dear wrote these words last millenium which grow more relevant each year. Please read them very carefully and prayerfully. Read as well his other volumes, which truly open to us the true meaning of Christ's eternal mission today, and which are available here on this site very inexpensively. I truly hope some of that goes to support the good work and essential writing of Father Dear.

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A Life Changing Book  Jul 4, 2001
I was amazed at this book, and the impact it has had on my life, and choices I have orignally made. This book tells of the Gospel of Jesus and relates it to everyday modern life, and choices we must all make. I never really understood the messages behind the gospels I read this book. This book relates the Christian message behind the death penalty, civil disobediance, belief in faith, and your sprititual journey in life. The book is well written and easy to understand. Each chapter starts out with a chapter in one of the Gospels and then relates it to modern day life. I will be forever changed by the reading of this book.
Jesus the Rebel  Jul 10, 2000
If you want to be comfortable and continue to feel all warm and fuzzy with your Christian faith, don't read this book! John Dears read on the Christian message hits home hard and in a big way. It challenged me on many levels, as material consumer, as peace maker, as one person challenging the system, whether it be political or religious. It clearly outlined the mission, as a call to work for justice at every point in our life. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is searching for the deeper meaning of the Christian message. Mary Routh Ankeny, Ia

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