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Politics - According to the Bible

Wayne Grudem
Politics - According to the Bible
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Politics - According to the Bible

Wayne Grudem

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Politics - According to the Bible is a readable, comprehensive political philosophy, arguing for Christian involvement based on biblical teachings and a Christian worldview. Covering over 50 specific issues relating to protection of life, marriage, family, economics, environment, national defense, internationalism, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and special interest groups ... this sweeping resource is a must-read for today's Christians.

A variety of perspectives exist within the Christian community when it comes to political issues and political involvement. This comprehensive and readable book presents a political philosophy from the perspective that the Gospel pertains to all of life so Christians should be involved in political issues. In brief, this is an analysis of conservative and liberal plans to do good for the nation, evaluated in light of the Bible and common sense. In this ground-breaking book, recognized evangelical Bible professor Wayne Grudem rejects five mistaken views about Christian influence on politics: (1) "compel religion," (2) "exclude religion," (3) "all government is demonic," (4) "do evangel-ism, not politics," and (5) "do politics, not evangelism."

He proposes a better alternative: (6) "significant Christian influence on government."

Then he explains the Bible's teachings about the purpose of civil government and the characteristics of good or bad government. Does the Bible support some form of democracy? Should judges and the courts hold the ultimate power in a nation? With respect to specific political issues, Grudem argues that most people's political views depend on deep-seated assumptions about several basic moral and even theological questions, such as whether God exists, whether absolute moral standards can be known, whether there is good and evil in each person's heart, whether people should be accountable for their good and bad choices, whether property should belong to individuals or to society, and whether the purpose of the earth's resources is to bring benefit to mankind. After addressing these foundational questions, Grudem provides a thoughtful, carefully-reasoned analysis of over fifty specific issues dealing with the protection of life, marriage, the family and children, economic issues and taxation, the environment, national defense, relationships to other nations, freedom of speech and religion, quotas, and special interests. He makes frequent application to the current policies of the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States, but the principles discussed here are relevant for any nation.



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Politics - According to the Bible is a readable, comprehensive political philosophy, arguing for Christian involvement based on biblical teachings and a Christian worldview. Covering over 50 specific issues relating to protection of life, marriage, family, economics, environment, national defense, internationalism, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and special interest groups ... this sweeping resource is a must-read for today's Christians.

A variety of perspectives exist within the Christian community when it comes to political issues and political involvement. This comprehensive and readable book presents a political philosophy from the perspective that the Gospel pertains to all of life so Christians should be involved in political issues. In brief, this is an analysis of conservative and liberal plans to do good for the nation, evaluated in light of the Bible and common sense. In this ground-breaking book, recognized evangelical Bible professor Wayne Grudem rejects five mistaken views about Christian influence on politics: (1) "compel religion," (2) "exclude religion," (3) "all government is demonic," (4) "do evangel-ism, not politics," and (5) "do politics, not evangelism."

He proposes a better alternative: (6) "significant Christian influence on government."

Then he explains the Bible's teachings about the purpose of civil government and the characteristics of good or bad government. Does the Bible support some form of democracy? Should judges and the courts hold the ultimate power in a nation? With respect to specific political issues, Grudem argues that most people's political views depend on deep-seated assumptions about several basic moral and even theological questions, such as whether God exists, whether absolute moral standards can be known, whether there is good and evil in each person's heart, whether people should be accountable for their good and bad choices, whether property should belong to individuals or to society, and whether the purpose of the earth's resources is to bring benefit to mankind. After addressing these foundational questions, Grudem provides a thoughtful, carefully-reasoned analysis of over fifty specific issues dealing with the protection of life, marriage, the family and children, economic issues and taxation, the environment, national defense, relationships to other nations, freedom of speech and religion, quotas, and special interests. He makes frequent application to the current policies of the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States, but the principles discussed here are relevant for any nation.


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Wayne Grudem

Wayne A. Grudem (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is research professor of Bible and theology at Phoenix Seminary, Scottsdale, Arizona. Previously he taught for twenty years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, and is a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He is the author of a number of books including The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today, The First Epistle of Peter (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries) and Evangelical Feminism and Biblical Truth, Systematic Theology and editor of Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views. .
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A biblical perspective of Western politics
5 stars By Joel Radford, Jun 28 2013
If you want a simple introduction to a Christian understanding of politics, Grudem has to be a first stop.  This book contains a careful analysis of the Bible's perspective on today's Western government, along with insights into current issues such as protection of life, marriage, family, environment, foreign policy and freedom of religion.  You may not agree with the author on a number of occasions, but it will no doubt make you think in ways you haven't previously. The book is also written from a United States perspective, but I'm certain anyone living in the Western World will find this book helpful as they think Biblically about issues they face in their own climate.
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  • Catalogue Code 304829
  • Product Code 9780310330295
  • ISBN 0310330297
  • EAN 9780310330295
  • Pages 624
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Power/politics
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Sep 2010
  • Sales Rank #10317
  • Dimensions 241 x 196 x 47 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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