Just Politics: A Guide for Christian Engagement

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Evangelicals today probably have more political influence in the United States than at any time in the last century--but they might not be certain what to do with it. It has been difficult to develop a unified voice on pressing issues such as social justice and moral renewal.

Bestselling author and theologian Ron Sider offers a biblically grounded, factually rooted, Christian approach to politics that cuts across ideological divides. Shaped by a careful study of society, this ...

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Overview

Evangelicals today probably have more political influence in the United States than at any time in the last century--but they might not be certain what to do with it. It has been difficult to develop a unified voice on pressing issues such as social justice and moral renewal.

Bestselling author and theologian Ron Sider offers a biblically grounded, factually rooted, Christian approach to politics that cuts across ideological divides. Shaped by a careful study of society, this book will guide readers into more thoughtful and effective political activity. It addresses perennially tough questions that often divide the church and includes a case study of the federal deficit debate.

Practical, balanced, and nonpartisan, this book will be a welcome resource during the 2012 presidential race. This is a revised version of what was previously published as The Scandal of Evangelical Politics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587433269
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 424,637
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald J. Sider (PhD, Yale University) is the founder and president emeritus of Evangelicals for Social Action and distinguished professor of theology, holistic ministry, and public policy at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He is the author of the bestselling Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger and The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Part 1: The Scandal of Evangelical Political Engagement
1. Tragic Failure, New Opportunity
Part 2: A Better Approach
2. Developing a Faithful Methodology
3. Politics and the Biblical Story
Part 3: Building a Solid Framework: From Biblical Paradigms and Societal Analysis to an Evangelical Political Philosophy
4. The State: Its Nature, Purpose, and Limits
5. Justice
6. Human Rights, Democracy, and Capitalism
7. The Sanctity of Human Life
8. Marriage and Family
9. Religious Freedom, Church, and State
10. Peacemaking, Just War, and Nonviolence
11. Creation Care
12. Nation-States and International Affairs
Part 4: Loving One's Neighbor through Faithful Political Engagement
13. Biblical Balance, Historic Opportunity
Index
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