Dr. Obery Hendricks

Obery Hendricks, Jr.


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“What Would Jesus Do? Developing A Political Economy of Justice” – Faith & Politics in the 21st Century

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The Moral Failure of the Ryan Budget

In this election year, our country is facing many choices about leaders and approaches to governing that will have a profound effect on future policies. In an era of increasingly partisan politics, routine measures like developing the annual federal budget have become highly politicized. Ultimately, governmental budgets are moral documents that reflect the values, priorities,

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The Pope, the Bible and Trickle-Down Economics

Conservatives since Reagan have continued his pugnacious quest to institutionalize trickle-down as the government’s dominant economic philosophy. Largely as a result of their efforts, the chasm between rich and poor today is the widest on record and getting wider.

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The Right-Wing, the Bible and the November Elections

We are living in insane times. Like purveyors of a bad Orwellian joke, right-wing politicians and figures on the religious right too numerous to count have hijacked the meanings of justice and equity and, with cynical self-righteousness, have perverted them into something the biblical writers themselves would scarcely recognize. The Old Testament and the Gospel

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The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus' Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted

In addition to being labor capital, black women were also desirable for their reproductive labor. Having children increased the population for work purposes and/or increased plantation profits if sold in the future. Noted in the book is what is characterized as the “third flesh,” the master who sometimes took it upon himself to provide that increase, which black male spouses were powerless to prevent.