God and Politics: Four Views on the Reformation of Civil Government

Smith, Gary Scott

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Product Description: What does the Bible say about the civil justice? How is Christ King over the nations? Was America ever a Christian nation, and should it be one? Which Old Testament laws apply to civil life today? To what extent should the state tolerate non-Christian views and practices in the name of pluralism?

These are some of the questions addressed by 16 contributors representing four positions on the biblical role of civil government.

  • Theonomy
  • Principled Pluralism
  • Christian America
  • National Confessionalism

Originally delivered at a consultation on that topic, each of the four major papers is presented by a leading representative of that view and is followed by responses from the three other perspectives. The result is a vigorous exchange of ideas aimed at pinpointing areas of agreement and disagreement and equipping God’s people to serve him more effectively in the political arena.

Foreword by John H. White

310 Pages
Published February 2010

About the Editor: Gary Scott Smith chairs the History Department and coordinates the Humanities Core at Grove City College where he has taught since 1978. He is the author of several books including Heaven in the American Imagination, Faith and the Presidency: Religion, Politics, and Public Policy from George Washington to George W. Bush, The Search for Social Salvation: Social Christianity and America, 1880-1925, and The Seeds of Secularization: Calvinism and Culture in America, 1870-1915.

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