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|Title: Politics for Christians: Statecraft as Soulcraft|
By: Francis J. Beckwith
Number of Pages: 168
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Weight: 10 ounces
Series: Christian Worldview Integration
Stock No: WW828140
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Politics is concerned with citizenship and the administration of justice--how communities are formed and governed. The role of Christians in the political process is hotly contested, but as citizens, Francis Beckwith argues, Christians have a rich heritage of sophisticated thought, as well as a genuine responsibility, to contribute to the shaping of public policy. In particular, Beckwith addresses the contention that Christians, or indeed religious citizens of any faith, should set aside their beliefs before they enter the public square. What role should religious citizens take in a liberal democracy? What is the proper separation of church and state? What place should be made for natural rights and the moral law within a secular state? This cogent introduction to political thought surveys political science, politics and government while making the case for how statecraft may genuinely contribute to soulcraft. Politics for Christians is part of The Christian Worldview Integration Series.
Francis J. Beckwith is professor of philosophy and church-state studies, and fellow and faculty associate in the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is author of Law, Darwinism Public Education and coeditor of To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview.
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