Lutheran Pastors and Politics: Issues in the Public Square   -     By: Jeffrey S. Walz, Steven R. Montreal
Buy Item $24.74 Retail: $31.99 Save 23% ($7.25) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Lutheran Pastors and Politics: Issues in the Public Square

Concordia Publishing House / 2007 / Paperback

$24.74 (CBD Price)
Retail: $31.99
Save 23% ($7.25)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW600462

Current Promotions

Product Description

Pastors serve their parishioners' spiritual needs and often address community and social issues, including politics. While much is known about how the public views politics, what about pastoral opinion? Based on two recent surveys of The Lutheran Church---Missouri Synod (LCMS) pastors, the authors examine how these men view politics and government today and the relationship between church and state.

Lutheran Pastors and Politics uses extant literature to explain a theory of LCMS clergy involvement in the political realm, test the theory against data gathered through two surveys, and comment on findings in light of an American society that is morally challenged and has little faith and trust in the governmental system. The authors will seek to discover the attitudes toward politics held by LCMS clergy and what implications these attitudes have for pastors' earthly ministries, especially in light of the ways they may overtly or subtly influence parishioners' political views.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Concordia Publishing House
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0758600461
ISBN-13: 9780758600462
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. Voices Of Repentance: Lenten Midweek Vespers
    Voices Of Repentance: Lenten Midweek Vespers
    Donald H. Neidigk
    CSS Publishing / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $10.49 Retail: $12.95 Save 19% ($2.46)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW023950
  2. Pastoral Theology
    Pastoral Theology
    Concordia Publishing House / 1990 / Hardcover
    $23.91 Retail: $30.99 Save 23% ($7.08)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW0042496
  3. Lutheran Worship: History & Practice
    Lutheran Worship: History & Practice
    Fred Precht
    Concordia Publishing House / 1973 / Hardcover
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW0042550
  4. Christian Dogmatics, 4 Volumes
    Christian Dogmatics, 4 Volumes
    Francis Pieper
    Concordia Publishing House / Hardcover
    $132.99 Retail: $139.99 Save 5% ($7.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW0067154

Publisher's Description

Based on recent surveys, the authors of this book explore the political opinions and civic activity of clergy in the LCMS. Beginning with a survey of Lutheran two-kingdom theology and its application in various U.S. Lutheran denominations, Walz and Montreal move to specific data related to LCMS pastoral involvement in the political process. The authors find that while theologically and politically conservative, and generally reluctant to become embroiled in political situations, LCMS clergy are active as private citizens. Moreover, a large number of pastors desire to become more involved politically. Numerous tables communicate a wealth of data, and the discussion interacts with contemporary political issues from abortion to 9/11 to presidential scandals. This book offers an analysis of the political views of pastors and studies how those views influence ministries and congregations.

Product Reviews

4 Stars Out Of 5
4 out of 5
out Of 5
( out of 5)
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1
  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    December 7, 2007
    Rev Paul Koepchen
    I just finished reading "Lutheran Pastors and Politics" and enjoyed it very much. Their very thorough approach to the subject underlined most of the things had assumed. As a LCMS Pastor, I equated with most of the results.
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook


Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search