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Changing the Script: An Authentically Faithful and Authentically Progressive Political Theology for the 21st Century

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In recent years, and in particular since the election of Barack Obama, the religious conversation in America has been dominated by calls for progressives to move beyond “partisanship” by reaching out to evangelicals in order to create a “big tent” on social issues such as abortion and marriage equality, despite the lack of evidence that such a strategy can or ever did work. This misguided notion that we can build a shared political and religious center has for the most part shut out true progressive voices, allowing a small conservative minority to control the political and religious debate in this country, with only the most tepid of moral criticism from the religious centrists who claim to desire bipartisan consensus.

In Changing the Script, Daniel Schultz, one of the leading progressive religious voices in America today, builds upon the insights of Old Testament scholar and theologian Walter Brueggemann to identify five “scripts” that exercise unseen power in our society: the therapeutic, technological, consumerist, militarist, and conformist. Confronting each of these scripts and the actions of both the Right and the Left that have allowed them to take root in our culture, Schultz voices a perspective that shows what an authentically progressive and authentically faithful religious ideal would truly look like.

Daniel Schultz is a pastor in the United Church of Christ and co-founder of the blog Street Prophets (www.streetprophets.com), where he writes as “pastordan.” He has contributed to many online sites and publications and is a graduate of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

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How to build a real religious Left!

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Daniel Schultz is a pastor in the United Church of Christ and the co-founder of the blog Street Prophets (www.streetprophets.com), where he writes as "pastordan." He has contributed to many online sites and publications, and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He lives in rural Wisconsin.

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Becky, September 29, 2010 (view all comments by Becky)
Such a refreshing, intelligent book. I like that the author is unapologetically progressive, and makes his case well. He tackles difficult issues right from the start - the first chapter is on abortion, and he makes the pro-choice case in ways I plan on borrowing. If you're interested in a straight-up, actually progressive (as opposed to some of the leaders the press usually calls on to represent the religious left) approach to Christianity, this book is for you.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781935439141
Author:
Schultz, Daniel
Publisher:
Ig Publishing
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
Christianity and politics -- United States.
Subject:
Liberalism--Religious aspects--Christianity
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 10 oz

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