When Did Jesus Become Republican?: Rescuing Our Country and Our Values from the Right-- Strategies for a Post-Bush America

When Did Jesus Become Republican?: Rescuing Our Country and Our Values from the Right-- Strategies for a Post-Bush America

By: Mark Ellingsen (author)Hardback

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Ellingsen critically examines how modern American politics relate to Jesus' vision of love and peace, questioning how Republican policies fit with the Christian values they espouse. He shows how people, regardless of political party, can embrace true Christian essentials in a way that authentically appeals not only to liberals but mainstream and even conservative Christians.

About Author

Mark Ellingsen is an active speaker at seminaries, churches, and conferences where he is sought out as an expert and spirited champion of authentic Christian faith and politics. Ellingsen is associate professor at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta and the author of more than a dozen books and 200 articles. Mark Ellingsen's new book When Did Jesus Become Republican? is a timely contribution for understanding the presidential sweepstakes. Its timeliness is leading to nationwide media recognition. Ellingsen has appeared as a guest on seven radio talk-show programs all over the country and has made a joint appearance in New York with former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. In Winter 2007 he appeared as a featured guest on a CNN television special, hosted by Roland Martin.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Are True Believers Really Conservative? Part 2 How We Got the Way We Are Chapter 3 The Puritan Paradigm Chapter 4 Revivalism and the Individualizing of American Religion Chapter 5 Fundamentalism, Its Decline, and the Rise of the Religious Right Chapter 6 The Conservative Jesus Part 7 Why It's Unlikely To Get Better Soon Chapter 8 American Theological Education Since World War II Chapter 9 Impact of German Philosophy and Theology on the Pews:The Importance of Today's Cutting-Edge Theologies Chapter 10 The Impact of Americanization Chapter 11 Stubborn Exceptions and What They Might Teach Us Part 12 It Will Take a Conservative Theology To Recover a Politically Liberal Jesus and a New Liberal Coalition Chapter 13 Resources in Classical Christianity Chapter 14 What Catholics and Protestants Will Need To Do to Keep Jesus and his Gospel form Becoming Conservative: Some New (Old) Alternatives Chapter 15 Conclusion: Where Do We Go From Here?

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742552241
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780742552241
  • weight: 435
  • ISBN10: 0742552241

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