Toward An Evangelical Public Policy
Evangelicals everywhere are flooding into political activity, frequently without a carefully developed biblical framework or reliable socio-political analysis. As a result, evangelicals are often unnecessarily divided, inconsistent, and ineffective in their public engagement. Toward an Evangelical Public Policy is designed...
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Evangelicals everywhere are flooding into political activity, frequently without a carefully developed biblical framework or reliable socio-political analysis. As a result, evangelicals are often unnecessarily divided, inconsistent, and ineffective in their public engagement. Toward an Evangelical Public Policy is designed to guide conscientious evangelicals in their ongoing national political involvement. It serves to deepen evangelicals' understanding of political involvement and unify and strengthen the evangelical presence in politics. Contributors to this volume include David Gushee, Max Stackhouse, Paul Marshall, Nicholas Wolterstorff, and Richard Cizik.
An evangelical call to civic responsibility While evangelicals are becoming an increasingly viable force in American public life, too often their political agendas have lacked clarity, consistency, and Christlikeness. Catholicism has a rich history of papal reflections and directions, and Protestantism has its own traditions from which to draw, but evangelicals lack responsible approaches to their own earthly citizenship. The result has been an ineffective role in shaping civic debate. Toward an Evangelical Public Policy will help conscientious Christians carefully develop a biblical framework that guides their political involvement. The editors show how to combine political philosophy with Scripture, tradition, and sophisticated study of the contemporary mindset by drawing together contributions from: Clive Calver Nigel M. de S. Cameron Galen Carey Richard Cizik Paul de Vries John C. Green David P. Gushee Kristin E. Heyer Dennis P. Hollinger Joseph Loconte Paul Marshall Tom Minnery Stephen Monsma Raymond R. Roberts Mark Rodgers R. Scott Rodin Ronald J. Sider Max L. Stackhouse Glenn T. Stanton Glen H. Stassen Nicholas Wolterstorff Challenging evangelicals to think more deeply about their political involvement, this book will help believers make the most of a historic opportunity to shape a better world. Ronald J. Sider is president of Evangelicals for Social Action. Diane Knippers is president of the Institute for Religion and Democracy
Diane Knippers is president of the Institute for Religion and Democracy in Washington, D.C.
Ronald J. Sider (PhD. (History): Yale University) is the president of Evangelicals for Social Action and professor of theology, holistic ministry, and public policy at Palmer Theological Seminary. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including the well-received The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience, Just Generosity, Why Are Christians Living Just Like the Rest of the World?; Good News and Good Works: A Theology for the Whole Gospeland the bestselling Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger.