Political Disciple, The: A Theology of Public Life (Zondervan's Ordinary Theology Series)
: What might it mean for public and political life to be understood as an important dimension of following Jesus? As a part of Zondervan's Ordinary Theology series, Vincent E. Bacote's The Political Disciple addresses this question by considering not...
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What might it mean for public and political life to be understood as an important dimension of following Jesus? As a part of Zondervan's Ordinary Theology series, Vincent E. Bacote's The Political Disciple addresses this question by considering not only whether Christians have (or need) permission to engage the public square, but also what it means to reflect Christlikeness in our public practice, as well as what to make of the typically slow rate of social change and the tension between relative allegiance to a nation and/or a political party and ultimate allegiance to Christ. Pastors, laypeople, and college students will find this concise volume a handy primer on Christianity and public life.
Vincent E. Bacote (Ph.D., Drew University) is assistant professor of theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of The Spirit in Public Theology: Appropriating the Legacy of Abraham Kuyper (Baker) and a contributor to The Gospel in Black and White (IVP), The Dictionary for the Theological Interpretation of the Bible (Baker), Evangelicals & Scripture, (InterVarsity Press), The Sovereignty of God in Contemporary Theology (Cascade, 2008), and Best Christian Writing 2000 (HarperCollins). His work has also appeared in such publications as Re:generation Quarterly, Urban Mission, Christianity Today and Journal for Christian Theological Research.
- :introductionchapter 1: Do We Need God?s Permission To Be Political?chapter 2: Navigating The Promise And Peril Of The Political Worldchapter 3: Patience, Please: Thoughts On Changing The Worldchapter 4: Love My Enemies? Even Political Ones?chapter 5: Hope For The World: The End Of The Story And Political Presentconclusion