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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Press Release: The Politics of Witness

Energion Publications is pleased to announce the release of the third book in its popular Areopagus series, The Politics of Witness: The Character of the Church in the World by Dr. Allan R. Bevere.

Dr. Bevere begins the dialogue on this important subject, the character of the church in the world. He ties the church's witness to politics and politics to ecclesiology. “I ask the church to consider the recovery of a robust political ecclesiology that sees the very life and witness of the ecclesia as its politics, and the primary and central political posture of the church toward the nations is not one of influence in the political chambers of Washington D.C., but by embodying in its collective life what God expects of the nations.”

In agreement with Dr. Stanley Hauerwas who said, “It is God and not the nations who rules this world.”, Dr. Bevere believes that most Christians believe in the truth of that statement, but only in the abstract. When Christians align themselves with the left or the right, Republicans or Democrats, they are actually stating that it is the nations running the "show".

Politics of Witness will be released on June 13, 2011 and is 92 pages in length.
Specific publication information and links coming next week.


Ted M. Gossard said...

Looking forward to it, Allan. I feel more and more lost in a lost world when it comes to politics.

WomanistNTProf said...

Interesting. I'll have to put it on my list