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The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church

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Arguing from Scripture and history, the author makes a compelling case that whenever the church gets too close to any political or national ideology, it is disastrous for the church and harmful to society.

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The Path through Politics Is Not the Road to God

When the kingdom of God is manifested, it will wear the face of Jesus Christ. And that, says author Gregory Boyd, has never been true of any earthly government or power. Through close examination of Scripture and lessons drawn from history, Dr. Boyd argues that evangelical Christians who align themselves too closely with political causes or declare that they want to bring America "back to God" are actually doing harm--both to the body of Christ and society in general.

Boyd shows how Jesus taught us to seek a "power-under" kingdom, where greatness is measured by sacrifice and service. There are no sides or enemies because we are meant to embrace and accept everyone. In The Myth of a Christian Nation, Dr. Boyd challenges readers to return to the true love of Calvary and the message of the cross--setting the "power-over" politics of worldly government aside.

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Gary Patterson, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Gary Patterson)
America is defined by its current mythology. How much of this narrative can stand up to historical scrutiny is open to serious discussion. Greg Boyd gives a startling answer to the question of whether the United States is a "Christian Nation," a distinction promoted by many 21st century Christian leaders. No nation is a Christian nation because Jesus' kingdom is not of this world. The nations of this world are under the domination of the god of this world, Satan, who offered these kingdoms to Jesus, but was rebuffed. We should rebuff Satan as well, rather than become sycophants of Satan.
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rheimbro, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by rheimbro)
The book that springs to mind right now as the best of the decade is this little treatise by Greg Boyd.
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ISBN:
9780310267300
Subtitle:
How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church
Author:
Boyd, Gregory A
Author:
Boyd, Gregory A.
Publisher:
Zondervan Publishing Company
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Conservatism
Subject:
Evangelicalism
Subject:
Christian Life - Political Issues
Subject:
Kingdom of god
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - Political Issues
Subject:
Religion, Politics & State
Subject:
Christian conservatism - United States
Subject:
Evangelicalism -- United States.
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Publication Date:
May 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
207
Dimensions:
8.78x5.76x.85 in. .73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Path through Politics Is Not the Road to God

When the kingdom of God is manifested, it will wear the face of Jesus Christ. And that, says author Gregory Boyd, has never been true of any earthly government or power. Through close examination of Scripture and lessons drawn from history, Dr. Boyd argues that evangelical Christians who align themselves too closely with political causes or declare that they want to bring America "back to God" are actually doing harm--both to the body of Christ and society in general.

Boyd shows how Jesus taught us to seek a "power-under" kingdom, where greatness is measured by sacrifice and service. There are no sides or enemies because we are meant to embrace and accept everyone. In The Myth of a Christian Nation, Dr. Boyd challenges readers to return to the true love of Calvary and the message of the cross--setting the "power-over" politics of worldly government aside.

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