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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (106 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wayne Grudem Narrator: Wayne Grudem, Maurice England Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9780310413592
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A variety of perspectives exist within the Christian community when it comes to political issues and political involvement. This comprehensive and readable book presents a political philosophy from the perspective that the Gospel pertains to all of life so Christians should be involved in political issues.

In brief, this is an analysis of conservative and liberal plans to do good for the nation, evaluated in light of the Bible and common sense. In this ground-breaking book, recognized evangelical Bible professor Wayne Grudem rejects five mistaken views about Christian influence on politics: (1) “compel religion,” (2) “exclude religion,” (3) “all government is demonic,” (4) “do evangel-ism, not politics,” and (5) “do politics, not evangelism.” He proposes a better alternative: (6) “significant Christian influence on government.”

Then he explains the Bible’s teachings about the purpose of civil government and the characteristics of good or bad government. Does the Bible support some form of democracy? Should judges and the courts hold the ultimate power in a nation? With respect to specific political issues, Grudem argues that most people’s political views depend on deep-seated assumptions about several basic moral and even theological questions, such as whether God exists, whether absolute moral standards can be known, whether there is good and evil in each person’s heart, whether people should be accountable for their good and bad choices, whether property should belong to individuals or to society, and whether the purpose of the earth’s resources is to bring benefit to mankind.

After addressing these foundational questions, Grudem provides a thoughtful, carefully-reasoned analysis of over fifty specific issues dealing with the protection of life, marriage, the family and children, economic issues and taxation, the environment, national defense, relationships to other nations, freedom of speech and religion, quotas, and special interests. He makes frequent application to the current policies of the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States, but the principles discussed here are relevant for any nation.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicholas Ahern | 12/1/2013

    " Politics according to Wayne Grudem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Feaver | 11/20/2013

    " A great reference for developing a Biblical worldview. You probably won't agree with everything he says, but each topic is carefully explained. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tj | 8/20/2013

    " I do not agree with everything he says, but great resource for Christians and politics. Very Biblical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 8/24/2012

    " This book was very useful. The section on the Supreme Court as well as the various discussions on the issues makes it well worth the read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joey Bredesen | 4/21/2011

    " Good points on topics, but often deviates from that and gives his own bias with really no backing in scripture of church history according to his right-wing views. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 4/19/2011

    " So far the best book I've read on the subject. Comprehensive and of course, well stated. Does well at explaining the issues, giving Biblical support and stating his position. He does not espouse one party over another but definitely is strongly conservative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 2/3/2011

    " So far the best book I've read on the subject. Comprehensive without being overly thorough. Does well at explaining the issue, giving solid Biblical support and stating his position. Well done. "

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About the Author

Wayne Grudem is research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary. He is the former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a cofounder and past president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and has published nearly twenty books, including Evangelical Feminism.

About the Narrator

Maurice England moved to the Chicago area in the fall of 2006, after a twelve year run as a long-haul trucker, to continue the cultivation of his lifelong interest in the expressive arts and oral interpretation. A veteran audiophile, Maurice listened to well over one thousand audiobooks while on the road and fell in love with the genre. From his past experience in broadcasting, community theater, music performance, and ministry he saw narrating as a means to merge his love for books, ideas, learning, and spiritual evolution with his interest in artistic expression. While his narration experience has primarily been nonfiction, personal development, and spiritual-growth titles, Maurice anticipates using his authentically warm and folksy southern style to entertain and inspire through storytelling. Inspired most by the behind-the-scenes artists who engineer, direct, edit, and master the audiobook productions we hear, Maurice has become an absorbed student and participant in the process.