In PRISM's Book Bag: TOWARD AN EVANGELICAL PUBLIC POLICY: POLITICAL STRATEGIES FOR THE HEALTH OF THE NATION, Ronald J. Sider and Diane Knippers, eds.

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While evangelicals are becoming an increasingly viable force in American public life, too often their political agendas have lacked clarity, consistency, and Christlikeness. Catholicism has a rich history of papal reflections and directions, and Protestantism has its own traditions from which to draw, but evangelicals lack responsible approaches to their own earthly citizenship. The result has been an ineffective role in shaping civic debate.

TOWARD AN EVANGELICAL PUBLIC POLICY (Baker Books, 2005) will help conscientious Christians carefully develop a biblical framework that guides their political involvement. The editors show how to combine political philosophy with Scripture, tradition, and sophisticated study of the contemporary mindset by drawing together contributions from Clive Calver, Nigel M. de S. Cameron, Galen Carey, Richard Cizik, Paul de Vries, John C. Green, David P. Gushee, Kristin E. Heyer, Dennis P. Hollinger, Joseph Loconte, Paul Marshall, Tom Minnery, Stephen Monsma, Raymond R. Roberts, Mark Rodgers, R. Scott Rodin, Ronald J. Sider, Max L. Stackhouse, Glenn T. Stanton, Glen H. Stassen, Nicholas Wolterstorff

Challenging evangelicals to think more deeply about their political involvement, this book will help believers make the most of a historic opportunity to shape a better world.

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