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Is it possible to be passionate about the gospel and care deeply about politics? Can we engage in politics responsibly, confidently, graciously—even Christianly?
When it comes to politics, Christians today seem lost and confused. Many Christians desire to relate their faith to politics but simply don’t know how. This book exists to equip the reader to apply Christianity to politics with both grace and truth, with both boldness and humility.
Politics is not an evil arena to be avoided. Neither is it our only avenue for impacting society. The reality is much more complex and, oddly enough, much more promising.
Bruce Riley Ashford is Provost and Professor of Theology & Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.
Chris Pappalardo is Lead Researcher and Writer at The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Locating Politics within the True Story of the Whole World
Chapter 2: Choosing between Four Competing Views of Public Life
Chapter 3: Declaring the Gospel as Public Truth
Chapter 4: Relating Church and State
Chapter 5: Doing Politics in a Post-Christian Country
Chapter 6: Cultivating Wisdom and Public Virtue
Chapter 7: Life & Death
Chapter 8: Marriage & Sexuality
Chapter 9: Economics & Wealth
Chapter 10: The Environment & Ecological Stewardship