Christian: The Politics of a Word in America

Publisher Ad Copy Religious diversity has long been a defining feature of the United States But what may be even remarkable than the sheer range of faiths is the diversity of political visions embedded in those religious traditions Matthew Bowman delves into the ongoing struggle over the potent word Christian, not merely to settle theological disputes but to discoPublisher Ad Copy Religious diversity has long been a defining feature of the United States But what may be even remarkable than the sheer range of faiths is the diversity of political visions embedded in those religious traditions Matthew Bowman delves into the ongoing struggle over the potent word Christian, not merely to settle theological disputes but to discover its centrality to American politics.As Christian The Politics of a Word in America shows, for many American Christians, concepts like liberty and equality are rooted in the transcendent claims about human nature that Christianity offers Democracy, equality under the law, and other basic principles of American government are seen to depend upon the Christian faith s sustenance and support Yet despite this presumed consensus, differing Christian beliefs have led to dispute and disagreement about what American society and government should look like While many white American Protestants associate Christianity with Western Euro American civilization, individual liberty, and an affirmation of capitalism, other American Christians have long rejected those assumptions They maintain that Christian principles demand political programs as wide ranging as economic communalism, international cooperation, racial egalitarianism, and social justice.The varieties of American Christian experience speak to an essentially contested concept of political rights and wrongs Though diverse Christian faiths espouse political visions, Christian politics defy clear definition, Bowman writes Rather, they can be seen as a rich and varied collection of beliefs about the interrelationships of divinity, human nature, and civic life that engage and divide the nation s Christian communities and politics alike.
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  • Title: Christian: The Politics of a Word in America
  • Author: Matthew Bowman
  • ISBN: 9780674737631
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Christianity and politics The relationship between Christianity and politics is a historically complex subject and a frequent source of disagreement throughout the history of Christianity, as well as in modern politics between the Christian right and Christian left.There have been a wide variety of ways in which thinkers have conceived of the relationship between Christianity and politics, with many arguing that Politics Christian News, The Christian Post Capturing a biblical understanding of personhood found in the first chapter of the first book of the Bible could transform the way Christians interact with politics and the culture, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission s Dan Darling argues in a new book. How should a Christian view politics GotQuestions Question How should a Christian view politics Answer If there is anything that will spark a spontaneous debate, if not an outright argument, it is a discussion involving politics even among believers As followers of Christ, what should be our attitude and our involvement with politics Christian right Christian right or religious right is a term used mainly in the United States to label conservative Christian political factions that are characterized by their strong support of socially conservative policies Christian conservatives principally seek to apply their understanding of the teachings of Christianity to politics and to public policy by proclaiming the value of those teachings or by Politics The Christian Science Monitor CSMonitor Political news articles and blogs from The Christian Science Monitor Christian News, The Christian Post Christian news on The Christian Post, the largest Christian newspaper in the world featuring world Christian news, Christian news sites, and religious news. Onward Christian Soldiers The Religious Right in Onward Christian Soldiers The Religious Right in American Politics Dilemmas in American Politics Clyde Wilcox, Carin Robinson on FREE shipping on qualifying offers They have money, influence, power and they turn out to vote They are groups like Focus on the Family Christian The Politics of a Word in America Matthew Christian The Politics of a Word in America Matthew Bowman on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Religious diversity has long been a defining feature of the United States But what may be even remarkable than the sheer range of faiths is the diversity of political visions embedded in those religious traditions Matthew Bowman delves into the ongoing struggle over the The Christian Science Monitor CSMonitor The Christian Science Monitor is an international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage via its website, weekly magazine, daily news briefing, and email newsletters. Christians in Politics Christians in Politics Registered Office Great Peter Street, London, SW EZ Privacy policy

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    About the Author

    Matthew Bowman

    Matthew Bowman teaches American religious history at Hampden Sydney College, and serves as associate editor of Dialogue A Journal of Mormon thought He s interested in evangelicalism, fundamentalism, religion and American culture and occasionally dabbles in Mormon history, noir, and the movies He s published in Religion and American Culture a Journal of Interpretation, The Journal of Mormon History, the John Whitmer Journal, and the Journal of the Early Republic.

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    • Anna said:
      Oct 17, 2018 - 04:48 AM

      Review forthcoming for Publishers Weekly.

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