i bring this up cuz i scored my dad terry eagleton’s contribution to this series, in which eagleton makes a rather nuanced but seemingly dull argument that 1) yes, jc is a lefty, but 2) no, not like le Lenin or la Trotsky.
my question is to you activists out there: what sort of accomodation can/do you reach with old jesus? do you cite him as an influence, or at least think of him as a kindred spirit?
does he strike you as a revolutionary, or, rather, as the epitome of moderation? centrist jesus?
maybe a more significant question: should “we” concern ourselves with “reclaiming” jesus + christianity for the non-white, non-right and anti-capitalist? if so, how much so?