A World Without Tyranny: Christian Faith and International Politics

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Crossway, Jan 1, 1990 - Religion - 256 pages
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Some see Mikhail Gorbachev's glasnost and perestroika as harbingers of a "global spring" in international relations. Yet, in today's world we see a continuing deterioration of basic human rights. Tiananmen Square was a brutal reminder that tyranny is still a reality in our world.

Is there Biblical justification for American Christian involvement in international politics and foreign affairs? This carefully articulated Christian theology of international politics is based on a sound understanding of Christianity, international politics, and the relationship between the two.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
xi
THE STATE OF THE WORLD
21
AMERICA IN THE WORLD THE ROLE OF POLITICS AND IDEAS
23
FREEDOM vs TYRANNY THE STATE OF THE WORLD
37
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND THE BIBLE
61
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS A BIBLICAL STARTING POINT
63
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS A BIBLICAL FRAMEWORK
73
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS A CHRISTIAN AGENDA
91
TYRANNY AND THE MODERN CRISIS OF FAITH
111
THE SOURCES OF CONTEMPORARY TYRANNY
127
CHRISTIANITY AND DEMOCRACY
143
PEACE JUSTICE AND FREEDOM
153
THIRD WORLD DEVELOPMENT HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM
169
LOOKING AHEAD AN AGENDA FOR THE BUSH YEARS
187
CONCLUSION MAKING A DIFFERENCE
209
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TYRANNY FREEDOM AND CHRISTIANITY
109

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Page xi - It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

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About the author (1990)

Dean C. Curry is the director of the College Honors Program and professor of politics at Messiah College.

Marvin Olasky (PhD, University of Michigan) is the editor in chief of World magazine, holder of the distinguished chair in journalism and public policy at Patrick Henry College, and senior fellow of the Acton Institute. He was previously a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, a Boston Globe reporter, and a Du Pont Company speechwriter. He is the author of twenty books and more than 3,500 articles. He and his wife, Susan, have four sons.

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