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The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective

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In this scholarly work, Russell D. Moore relates the history leading up to the new "Kingdom" consensus among evangelicals from the time theologian Carl F. H. Henry called for it fifty years ago. He examines how this consensus offers a renewed theological foundation for evangelical engagement in the social and political realms.

While evangelical scholars and pastors will be
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 18th 2004 by Crossway Books
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Daniel
May 25, 2012 Daniel rated it really liked it
I asked a friend who's doing his PhD in Theology and Leadership if he new of any books he could recommend on evangelical Christian engagement in society and politics. He suggested this book, and I'm so glad he did.

Moore focuses on theology and historical theological development over the last 100-150 years. Which, while be light on the socio-political engagement side at the end of each chapter, does the more important work of laying a sound theological basis for that engagement. Using Carl Henry'
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Andy Kenway
Jan 02, 2014 Andy Kenway rated it really liked it
At some point I hope to write a more complete review of this thoroughly interesting book by Russell Moore. It's very encouraging to see a premillenial author such as Moore coming to grips with the doctrines of the inaugurated kingship of Christ and the present validity of the dominion mandate, among others. Moore's perspective is lacking in some areas. Some of the remarks in this book are dismissive of Christian Reconstruction, and belie a merely casual acquaintance with its teachings. However, ...more
Daniel
Nov 25, 2013 Daniel rated it liked it
Needs more theonomic postmillenialism. Almost there, but still too much 2k premil. The cognitive dissonance is evident as there is much valuable the author contributes to the discussion of the Kingdom of God, and much common ground. But, I could not get over the fact that the author seemed to be avoiding certain logical conclusions... and blowing off theonomic postmillenialism without a fair treatment.
Ben Adkison
Jan 23, 2016 Ben Adkison rated it really liked it
I began reading The Kingdom of Christ (TKoC) about two years ago, and was throughly enjoying the book at the time, but for some reason (that I can no longer remember), I failed to finish it in its entirety. Currently however, I am in one of those modes where I 19m enthralled by reading, learning, and synthesizing, so I just finished rereading the entire book.

The Kingdom of Christ is a deeply theological book that is not an easy read, but is well worth the endeavor. One of the reasons that this i
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Jacob Aitken
Carl Henry launched an Evangelical Renaissance and gave intellectual credibility for Evangelical social endeavors. Russell Moore continues that legacy.

Moore argues that Evangelicalism, for having all the right theology, has failed to put that into practice (Here he is following Carl Henry's *Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism*). He critiques both Reformed and Dispensational thinkers (the reviewer is Reformed). Moore argues for the Kingdom of Christ as a legitimate fulcrum for making soci
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Rick Hogaboam
Jun 11, 2015 Rick Hogaboam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Moore's treatment of Evangelicalism in relation to the competing "Kingdom" models is thorough and helpful. Moore picks up where Carl Henry left in calling for greater cultural engagement, sans non-Christocentric models. He also presents helpful criticisms of the major eschatological models, noting how each can tend toward abandonment from the world on one hand, and over-engagement on the other.
Milan Homola
May 11, 2012 Milan Homola rated it really liked it


Absolutely essential text if you wrestle with the purpose of the church, the definition of the Kingdom of God, and the role of christian engagement of politics. If you don't wrestle with those don't bother this is a heavy read
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Russell D. Moore is President of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the Southern Baptist Convention’s official entity assigned to address social, moral, and ethical concerns.

Dr. Moore earned a B.S. in history and political science from the University of Southern Mississippi. He also received the M.Div. in biblical studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary,
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