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God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It

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New York Times bestseller God's Politics struck a chord with Americans disenchanted with how the Right had co-opted all talk about integrating religious values into our politics, and with the Left, who were mute on the subject. Jim Wallis argues that America's separation of church and state does not require banishing moral and religious values from the public square. God's Politics offers a vision for how to convert spiritual values into real social change and has started a grassroots movement to hold our political leaders accountable by incorporating our deepest convictions about war, poverty, racism, abortion, capital punishment, and other moral issues into our nation's public life. Who can change the political wind? Only we can.

Synopsis:

Arguing that current practices in spirituality have resulted in losses of the social and liberating aspects of biblically based religion, a call for the recovery of a unifying faith offers recommendations on how to draw on the examples of Christ in order to promote justice, peace, and the advocacy of the poor and disenfranchised. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.

Table of Contents

Introduction : why can't we talk about religion and politics? — Take back the faith : co-opted by the right, dismissed by the left — A lack of vision : too narrow or none at all — Is there a politics of God? : God is personal, but never private — Protest is good, alternatives are better : what are we for? — How should your faith influence your politics? : what's a religious voter to do? — Prophetic politics : a new option — Be not afraid : a moral response to terrorism — Not a just war : the mistake of Iraq — Dangerous religion : the theology of empire — Blessed are the peacemakers : winning without war — Against impossible odds : peace in the Middle East — Micah's vision for national and global security : cure causes, not just symptoms — The poor you will always have with you? : what does the Bible say about poverty? — Poor people are trapped in the debate about poverty : breaking the left/right impasse — Isaiah's platform : budgets are moral documents — Amos and Enron : what scandalizes God? — The tipping point : faith and global poverty — A consistent ethic of life : abortion and capital punishment — Truth telling about race : America's original sin — The ties that bond : family and community values — The critical choice : hope versus cynicism — Epilogue : we are the ones we've been waiting for — The monologue is over : signs of change in the political landscape.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061744396
Subtitle:
Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It
Publisher:
HarperSanFrancisco
Author:
Wallis Jim
Author:
Wallis, Jim
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - Political Issues
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - Social Issues
Subject:
Religion, Politics & State
Subject:
Christian Life - Political Issues
Subject:
Christian Life - Social Issues
Subject:
Church & State
Subject:
Christianity and politics -- United States.
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
Christianity-Social and Political Issues
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Religion Western-Social and Political Issues
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060829
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
399

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
Religion » Christianity » Christian Life » Social Issues
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Religion » Western Religions » Social and Political Issues

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"Synopsis" by , Arguing that current practices in spirituality have resulted in losses of the social and liberating aspects of biblically based religion, a call for the recovery of a unifying faith offers recommendations on how to draw on the examples of Christ in order to promote justice, peace, and the advocacy of the poor and disenfranchised. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
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