God's Politics

God's Politics : Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It

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New York Times bestseller God's Politics struck a chord with Americans disenchanted with how the Right had co-opted all talk about integrating religious values into our politics, and with the Left, who were mute on the subject. Jim Wallis argues that America's separation of church and state does not require banishing moral and religious values from the public square. God's Politics offers a vision for how to convert spiritual values into real social change and has started a grassroots movement to hold our political leaders accountable by incorporating our deepest convictions about war, poverty, racism, abortion, capital punishment, and other moral issues into our nation's public life. Who can change the political wind? Only we can.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 30.48mm | 340.19g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • 0060834471
  • 9780060834470
  • 668,204

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Jim Wallis finds the current conservative, liberal, and libertarian options out-of-step with the desires of most Americans untenable. Wallis offers a fourth option, "The Common Good," that would represent those who are traditional on issues of moral character, personal responsibility, sexual integrity, and family values (without scape-goating any group like single parents or homosexuals), while being very progressive on issues like poverty and racial justice. This option affirms good stewardship of the earth and its resources, supports gender equality, and looks first to peacemaking and conflict-resolution when it comes to foreign policy questions. At the spiritual heart of this option is linking one's personal ethics to social justice.
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Wallis at his usual passionate and brilliant self: he will move you to examine your conscience and search your soul.--E.J. Dionne, author of Stand Up Fight Back and Why Americans Hate Politics
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