Christian, Evangelical, and Democrat?

Christian, Evangelical, and Democrat?

by George G III Hunter
     
 

"For too long the polarization between the Religious Right and the secular left has paralyzed us. Our need is not simply for a Religious Left, although that might be part of the solution. What we need most now is Christians in both major parties, and other "third" parties too, who commit themselves to raise the level of discourse above bitter argument, mutual

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"For too long the polarization between the Religious Right and the secular left has paralyzed us. Our need is not simply for a Religious Left, although that might be part of the solution. What we need most now is Christians in both major parties, and other "third" parties too, who commit themselves to raise the level of discourse above bitter argument, mutual caricaturing, and divisive win-lose politics. We need committed Christians who care for the common good, who seek to be uniters rather than dividers, in deed and not just in word, who let their faith modify their politics rather than the reverse, who are suspicious of "graven ideologies," and who love their political counterparts by refusing to see them as enemies, treating them instead as beloved neighbors. We need people of faith who search the Scriptures, not for proof-texts to support the policies about which they’ve already made up their minds, but rather for new truths that will stretch their political and social understandings beyond the planks of any party.

That describes Dr. Hunter’s aim in this important and well-written book.

In spite of the word "Democrat" in the title, Dr. Hunter isn’t interested in getting Republicans to switch parties. He wants to help Christians -
and especially evangelical Christians - see that their first loyalty is to a King and kingdom higher than any "principality or power" on earth. If we get that straight, we can expect a revolution of goodness and peace to continually unfold.
The effects of that revolution will make themselves felt in the areas of economics, ecology, sexuality and family, poverty, education, the arts, racial reconciliation, the media, religion, and yes, even politics."

--Brian D. McLaren, author of A Generous Orthodoxy
(anewkindofchristian.com), from the Foreword

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780687494897
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
Trade Paperback
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

George G. Hunter III is Dean and Distinguished Professor, Emeritusof World Mission and Evangelism at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He served as the founding dean of Asbury's E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism. A sought-after speaker and workshop leader, he is one of the country's foremost experts on evangelism and church growth. Professor Hunter is the author of
To Spread the Power, How to Reach Secular People, Church for the Unchurched,Leading and Managing a Growing Church, Radical Outreach, Christian,
Evangelical, and . . . Democrat?
, and The Apostolic Congregation, all published by Abingdon Press.

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