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

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Jim Wallis' major new book is a scathing indictment of the way that conservative evangelicals in the US have self-righteously attempted to co-opt any discussion of religion and politics. And, while the Right argues that God's way is their way, the Left pursues an unrealistic separation of religious values from morally grounded political leadership. God's Politics offers a clarion call to make America's religious communities and its government more accountable to key values of the prophetic religious tradition - pro-justice, pro-peace, pro-environment, pro-equality, pro-consistent ethic of life and pro-family. These are the values of love and justice, reconciliation, and community at the core of what many people believe, whether Christian or not.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 30mm | 480.81g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0745952240
  • 9780745952246
  • 432,303

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Jim Wallis is an inspiration to me for his witness of faith and his engagement with politics.--Bill Moyers How far should we go to understand each other s points of view? Maybe the distance grace covered on the cross.--Bono, lead singer of U2 Jim Wallis is compelling, provocative, and inspirational, with faith that can move mountains and can certainly move people and communities.--Archbishop Desmond Tutu 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 Wallis provides a refreshing alternative voice to the polarizing rhetoric currently popular. --Library Journal Jim Wallis is the major prophetic evangelical Christian voice in the country.--Cornel West, author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters How far should we go to understand each other's points of view? Maybe the distance grace covered on the cross.--Bono, lead singer of U2 Jim Wallis is an inspiration to me- for his witness of faith and his engagement with politics.--Bill Moyers "Wallis provides a refreshing alternative voice to the polarizing rhetoric currently popular."--Library Journal
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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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About Jim Wallis

Jim Wallis, an evangelical, is the leading figure at the crossroads of religion and politics in America today. He is the founder of Sojourners, a US network of progressive Christians working for justice and peace. He is a bestselling author and his columns appear in the 'New York Times', 'Washington Post', and 'Los Angeles Times'.
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