Scot McKnight at Jesus Creed is posting a series on James Hunter's new book, To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World. In the book Hunter offers critique of Christians on the political left and the political right, James Dobson and Jim Wallis, et al. In Scot's third post, he analyzes Hunter's critique of the right, and in today's post he takes a look at Hunter's critique of the left.
Scot assesses Hunter's analysis with this comment: "Again, the theory is the same as the Christian Right: politics is the solution. Hunter says Wallis is as much connected to the Democrats as Dobson is to the Republicans. Hunter sees this as a faith-based extension of the Left's discourse. Hunter thinks Wallis' style is as much civil religion as is Dobson's, but uses different texts than does Dobson."
"The Christian Left, Hunter argues, imitates the Christian Right."
I have been suggesting the very same thing on this blog for some time, except that I am sure Hunter's argument is more sophisticated than mine.
Scot's posts are a must read.