9781433690693

One Nation Under God A Christian Hope for American Politics

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    9781433690693

  • ISBN10:

    1433690691

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/1/2015
  • Publisher: B&H Academic

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Summary

 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.  

Author Biography

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
 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
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
 
Chapter 11: Racial Diversity & Race Relations
 
Chapter 12: Immigrants & Immigration Reform
 
Chapter 13: War & Peace
 
Conclusion: Speaking the Truth to Power
 

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