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How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age

Jonathan Leeman

How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age

Jonathan Leeman

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How can we move forward amid such political strife and cultural contention?

We live in a time of division. It shows up not just between political parties and ethnic groups and churches but also inside of them. As Christians, we've felt pushed to the outskirts of national public life, yet even then we are divided about how to respond. Some want to strengthen the evangelical voting bloc. Others focus on social-justice causes, and still others would abandon the public square altogether. What do we do when brothers and sisters in Christ sit next to each other in the pews but feel divided and angry? Is there a way forward?

In How the Nations Rage, political theology scholar and pastor Jonathan Leeman challenges Christians from across the spectrum to hit the restart button. First, we shift our focus from redeeming the nation to living as a redeemed nation. Second, we take the lessons learned inside the church into our public engagement outside of it by loving our neighbors and seeking justice. When we identify with Christ more than a political party or social grouping, we avoid the false allure of building heaven on earth and return to the church's unchanging political task: to represent a heavenly and future kingdom now. It's only when we realize that the life of our churches now is the hope of the nation for tomorrow that we become the salt and light Jesus calls us to be.



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How can we move forward amid such political strife and cultural contention?

We live in a time of division. It shows up not just between political parties and ethnic groups and churches but also inside of them. As Christians, we've felt pushed to the outskirts of national public life, yet even then we are divided about how to respond. Some want to strengthen the evangelical voting bloc. Others focus on social-justice causes, and still others would abandon the public square altogether. What do we do when brothers and sisters in Christ sit next to each other in the pews but feel divided and angry? Is there a way forward?

In How the Nations Rage, political theology scholar and pastor Jonathan Leeman challenges Christians from across the spectrum to hit the restart button. First, we shift our focus from redeeming the nation to living as a redeemed nation. Second, we take the lessons learned inside the church into our public engagement outside of it by loving our neighbors and seeking justice. When we identify with Christ more than a political party or social grouping, we avoid the false allure of building heaven on earth and return to the church's unchanging political task: to represent a heavenly and future kingdom now. It's only when we realize that the life of our churches now is the hope of the nation for tomorrow that we become the salt and light Jesus calls us to be.


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Meet the Author

Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan Leeman (cand. Ph.D., University of Wales) is an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, he has served as interim pastor in two churches. J onathan is absolutely amazed that God has saved him, in spite of all the reasons he has given him not to. Jonathan is the director of communications for 9Marks and the author of The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love: Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline
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  • Catalogue Code 510013
  • Product Code 9781400207640
  • ISBN 1400207649
  • EAN 9781400207640
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Power/politics
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Apr 2018
  • Sales Rank #63669
  • Dimensions 220 x 149 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.353kg

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