Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals

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About the Author

Chris Haw is a husband, father, carpenter, and an assistant professor of theology and religious studies at the University of Scranton. He has published various academic articles on political theology and René Girard's mimetic theory, and he is coauthor of Jesus for President and author of From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart and Monotheism, Intolerance, and the Path to Pluralistic Politics. He created and directs the University of Scranton Prison Education Program.

Shane Claiborne is a preacher, writer and lover of Jesus. He is a graduate of Eastern University, where he studied sociology and youth ministry. Claiborne is a cofounder of The Simple Way and serves on the board of the Christian Community Development Association. He is the author of The Irresistible Revolution and coauthor of Jesus for President.


'Here is the must-read election-year book for Christian Americans. What should Christians do when allegiances to the state clash with personal faith? Haw and Claiborne (The Irresistible Revolution) slice through politics as usual and well past the superficial layers of the culture wars with their lucid exploration of how Christians can and should relate to presidents and kings, empire and government. Their entertaining yet provocative tour of the Bible's social and economic order makes even the most abstruse Levitical laws come alive for our era. They also provide a valuable political context for Christ's life, reminding readers that Jesus did not preach the need to put God back into government -- he urged his followers to live by a different set of rules altogether, to hold themselves apart as peculiar people. The compelling writing is enhanced by a lavish, eye-popping layout. The pages are a riot of textured callouts, colors, photos, and fonts -- the perfect packaging for a message that must compete in a world of sound bites. With this second book, Claiborne emerges as an affable, intelligent, humorous prophet of his generation, calling people out of business-as-usual in a corrupt world and back to the radically different social order of the biblical God.'--Publishers Weekly Starred Review