Political Church

Political Church : The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ's Rule

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The church is political. Theologians have been debating this claim for years. Liberationists, Anabaptists, Augustinians, neo-Calvinists, Radical Orthodox and others continue to discuss the matter. What do we mean by politics and the political? What are the limits of the church's political reach? What is the nature of the church as an institution? How do we establish these claims theologically? Jonathan Leeman sets out to address these questions in this significant work. Drawing on covenant theology and the "new institutionalism" in political science, Leeman critiques political liberalism and explores how the biblical canon informs an account of the local church as an embassy of Christ's kingdom. Political Church heralds a new era in political theology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 25mm | 544g
  • IL, United States
  • English
  • 0830848800
  • 9780830848805
  • 699,324

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"This book, which will be a field standard text in political theology for a new generation of students, gives evidence of scholarly rigor and biblical fidelity as Leeman argues that the local church is a profoundly political assembly, and that the story of the world finds its destiny in Christ's coming kingdom rather than in the rise of democratic modernism."--2016 The Gospel Coalition Book Awards
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