In this bold call to reclaim ownership of their religion, Rev. Scotty McLennan advocates a Christianity based on the humanity behind Christ's teachings. McLennan explains that, in fact, Jesus was a liberal, that he championed rationality, tolerance, and freedom from religious authority. Today, the press too often characterizes the national debate about religion as a fight between the religious right and the secular left. In the middle - forgotten, maligned - are millions of liberal Christians. Not only does this book seek to give them a voice, but more importantly, it builds solid bridges to all sides of the cultural divide.
REV. SCOTTY MCLENNAN Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University, USA. He was the University Chaplain at Tufts University from 1984 to 2000, and Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School for ten of those years. In 1975, he was also ordained to the ministry (Unitarian Universalist) and admitted to the Massachusetts bar as an attorney. He is the inspiration for Doonesbury's Rev. Scott Sloan. He lives in Stanford, California, USA.