A New Evangelical Manifesto: A Kingdom Vision for the Common Good

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David P Gushee
Chalice Press, Aug 30, 2012 - Religion - 272 pages
Being religiously conservative does not necessarily mean being politically conservative. There is a significant, emerging segment of conservatively theological Christians who agree with politically liberal counterparts while staying true to their own faith regarding a wide variety of political issues in contemporary America. It is time for a new look at faith and politics in America. It is time for A New Evangelical Manifesto. Written by authors, theologians, and instructors affiliated with the The New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good (NEP), the aim of A New Evangelical Manifesto is to introduce the work and vision of the New Evangelical Partnership and other leaders gathered who think differently about how conservative faith relates to politics. The New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good (NEP) exists to advance human well-being as an expression of our love for Jesus Christ, which is itself a grateful response to his love for us and for a good but suffering world. A New Evangelical Manifesto discusses many "hot button" issues such as human trafficking, healthcare, race, abortion, nuclear weapons, war, global poverty, Christianity, the church, and theology.

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Evangelicals are not monks nor are we Amish. We live in (and “of,” more than we like to admit) an increasingly secular culture that denigrates religion or wants to reduce it to a useful political tool ... Read full review


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David P. Gushee is the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University. Raised in Virginia, he earned his Bachelor of Arts at the College of William and Mary (1984), Master of Divinity at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1987) and both the Master of Philosophy (1990) and Doctor of Philosophy (1993) at Union Theological Seminary in New York. And he recently received an honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) from the John Leland Center for Theological Studies. Dr. Gushee came to Mercer in 2007 from Union University, where he served for 11 years. He has published eleven books, over 90 scholarly essays, book chapters, articles, and reviews, and hundreds of magazine articles and opinion pieces.

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