A great political divide exists today, but can we truly grasp the significance of that divide?
It is very complex and carries such deep implications that explaining the nature of the divide is not possible without reaching far back into history to trace its development. An informed context provides needed clarity.
Kingdom of God or Pagan Empire demonstrates that the Christian position is the only one that can squarely address the phenomena of the whole human experience without violating the principle of non-contradiction. More importantly, Christianity continues to be the sole hope for individual and cultural redemption.
In order to truly appreciate—or even begin to understand—something as complex as Christianity, one must first be acquainted with the backdrop against which it emerged. In this pertinent and timely work by Julien Stanford, the reader will be acquainted with this nuanced, contextual understanding among other tools to guide them in engaging with the current cultural divide.
|Publisher:||Deep River Books LLC|
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Table of Contents
Section I: Out of the Wilderness
Chapter 1—Closing the Gap
Chapter 2—Separated to Reveal a Holy God
Chapter 3—The Jews Enter Canaan: A Genocidal Campaign?
Chapter 4—Jesus: Savior, or Just the Revealer of Hidden Knowledge?
Chapter 5— Power-Hungry Misogynists or Courageous Christian Soldiers?
Chapter 6—The God-Man Who Revolutionized the World
Chapter 7—Racism and Slavery
Chapter 8—The US Constitution and the Philosophy That Inspired Our Founding
Chapter 9—The Renaissance and the Enlightenment
Chapter 10—Providence and Liberty
Chapter 11—Four White Men and the Most Brutal Century of Human Destruction
Chapter 12—The Darwinian Triumph
Section II: The Enlightenment Onslaught
Chapter 14—Higher Criticism, and the Wellhausen Documentary Hypothesis
Chapter 15—Daniel: History or Prophecy?
Chapter 16—Higher Criticism and the New Testament
Chapter 17—Was Jesus Truly Resurrected?
Chapter 18—Jesus: Just Another “Dying/Rising God-Man” Myth?
Chapter 19—The New Testament: The Teachings of Jesus, or Political Reaction to Gnosticism?
Chapter 20—Symbolism vs. Literalism
Chapter 21—The Da Vinci Code
Chapter 22—Misquoting Jesus
Section III: Into the Garden or Back to the Wilderness?
Chapter 23—The Early Strands of Conservatism
Chapter 24—Twentieth-Century Currents and Hitler’s Aktion T-4
Chapter 25—The Frankfurt School
Chapter 26—Modern American Enlightenment Fruit
Chapter 27—Three Twenty-First Century Presidents
Chapter 28—Global Warming
Chapter 29—The God Delusion
Chapter 30—The God Delusion, Part II
Chapter 31—The Implications of Darwinist-Materialist Thought
Chapter 32—The Worst Generation
Section IV: Kingdom or Empire?
Chapter 33—Islam: Its History and Goals
Chapter 34—Jehovah and Allah: A Study in Contrasting Character and Revelation
Chapter 35—The Rebirth of Israel in 1948
Chapter 36—Final Thoughts: Especially for Christians