I appreciate Scot McKnight, Michael Gorman, and David Opderbeck for blurbing my latest book, The Politics of Witness: The Character of the Church in the World. Thanks, guys!
Here they are:
Anyone who thinks the church isn't political doesn't understand that the church is a politic; and anyone who doesn't think the gospel is political hasn't come to terms with the fundamental claim that Jesus is Lord. Allan Bevere, an ecclesial theologian, combines in this book a wonderful "church as politics" with gospel in a wise, warm, and challenging manner.
-Scot McKnight, Karl A. Olsson Professor of Religious Studies, North Park University
Allan Bevere has written a timely, eye-opening, and thought-provoking book for Christians, whether they consider themselves conservative or progressive. He calls us all to forsake the seductive, insidious error of Christendom and civil religion in order to follow Jesus and bear witness to the reign of God. May this book contribute to the renewal of the church for the sake of the world and the glory of God.
-Michael J. Gorman, Professor of Sacred Scripture and Dean, the Ecumenical Insttitute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary & University, Baltimore, Maryland.
The Church has tragically returned again and again to the mistake of equating the progress of God's kingdom with the acquisition of temporal political power. Allan Bevere skillfully demonstrates that the modern religious right and left are equally attracted to this error. He calls the Church back to its mission of incarnating the alternative polis that is God's true kingdom -- a necessary corrective for all Christians in times of heated rhetoric and increasing civil strife.
-David Opderbeck, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall University
The book is available on Amazon or it may be purchased directly from the publisher.
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