In 2004, Oklahoma minister Meyers achieved instant fame when the text of his antiwar speech at the University of Oklahoma spread like wildfire in cyberspace. Building on the themes of his now-famous speech, Meyers points out how the values of the Christian Right and the Bush administration conflict with the gospel of Christ.In 2004, Oklahoma minister Meyers achieved instant fame when the text of his antiwar speech at the University of Oklahoma spread like wildfire in cyberspace. Building on the themes of his now-famous speech, Meyers points out how the values of the Christian Right and the Bush administration conflict with the gospel of Christ.Read Less
New in New jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Unclipped 22.95, dj protected in clear sleeve. 203 pages. In these pages, you will find a stirring message for our times, from a man who believes that God's love is universal, that the great Jewish prophets are as relevant now as in ancient times, and that the Jesus who drove the money changers from the Temple may yet inspire us to embrace justice and compassion as the soul of democracy. This is not a book for narrow sectarian minds; read it, and you will want to change the world'-Bill Moyers.
Publishers Weekly, 2006-02-27 Having "spent [his] whole life trying to persuade people that `liberal' is not a dirty word, and that Christianity is a way of life, not a set of creeds and doctrine demanding total agreement," Meyers, a United Church of Christ minister and Oklahoma City University professor of rhetoric, became an Internet celebrity when his November 2004 antiwar remarks bounced from continent to continent. In response, Meyers expanded 10 of his most salient points into a self-titled manifesto which not only highlights the dichotomy between the right's talk of Christian values and its walk-which he believes is characterized by shameful, immoral behavior-but provides a call to action. Patiently, he gives a series of impassioned reminders of the essence of what Jesus taught, believed and lived, perhaps best summarized by the stinging assertion that "most of all, the Christian Right seems to have forgotten that Jesus saved his white-hot anger for the sin of religious hypocrisy." Meyers maintains that prolife views, for example, should extend beyond the womb to death row, health care and the environment. For readers who are "indignant over the direction of this country" and feel that the time has come for "dignified, but tangible resistance," Meyers delivers an unambiguous, palpable blueprint. (May 26) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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