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The scandal of evangelical politics : why are Christians missing the chance to really change the world?

by Sider, Ronald J.

Format: Print Book 2008
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction 261.7 Side
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  261.7 Side
 
 
Summary
Combining biblical principles with societal analysis, Sider helps develop an irenic approach for doing politics in a wise, biblically grounded way that honours Christ and acknowledges his lordship over all areas of life.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sider, author of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, offers the most balanced and thoughtful example of the recent spate of books on evangelicals in politics. Rather than telling evangelicals how to vote, he teaches them how to think, using biblical and historical examples as well as contemporary findings to persuade his readers. When evangelicals entered political life in great numbers in the 1970s and '80s, he says, they did so without careful judgment; their approach was "Ready. Fire. Aim." This book can be seen as a kind of remedial course, exploring when and why political action is important for Christians. It offers a methodology of ethical discernment rather than a laundry list of hot-button issues, though Sider does tackle tough questions such as abortion, same-sex marriage, environmentalism and what constitutes a "just" war. While he supports democracy and a free market economy as the two best devices for promoting fundamental human rights for the greatest numbers of people, he argues that Christians need to concern themselves more with "the least of these"-the poor and disabled who often get trampled when materialism is unchecked. Powerful, well-researched and timely, Sider's book has the potential to shape a new generation of evangelical activists. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Christianity and politics.
Publisher Grand Rapids, Mich. :Baker Books,2008
Language English
Description 275 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-251).
ISBN 9780801068379 (pbk.)
0801068371 (pbk.)
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