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Posted August 1, 2003
As the author of this book, I endeavored to accomplish two things in writing it: first, to take seriously the arguments and claims of Christian Identity advocates and treat those who hold them with respect, and, secondly, to submit those claims to a thorough and accurate examination based on accepted principles of historic, Protestant biblical interpretation. While my book is not the first book to have been written critiquing the Christian Identity Movement, it is, so far as I am aware, the first to do so from the standpoint of Reformed theology. I do not know of any other book that seeks to interact with Identity teachings wherein the authors have gone to the lengths that I did in seeking to be fair and objective in presenting the teachings of Identity advocates. The book is based on several years of research that included my having several face-to-face interviews with one prominent Identity teacher, phone interviews with several others, lengthy written correspondences, a massive ampount of reading of their own, primary literature, and I enrolled in and successfully completed a 12-part 'Bible Correspondence Course' offered by one well-known Identity ministry. Identity advocates, most of whom won't like my conclusions, cannot claim that I did not give them a fair hearing! In the end, Identity teaching is found to be gravely mistaken in it's basic, foundational principles thus producing a misguided religion that excludes people from God's redeeming mercy because they are not white, Anglo-Saxon, or Caucasion. In other words, it is a religion that places race over grace.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.