Why Politics Needs Religion: The Place of Religious Arguments in the Public Square
Can relligion and politics mix? Many voices reply, "No way!" Yet in this provocative and timely book, Brendan Sweetman argues against this charge and the various sophisticated arguments that support it. As we witness the clash of religious and secular worldviews he claims that our pluralistic democratic society will be best served when the faith elements of secularism are...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 10th 2006 by InterVarsity Press
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I really tried to like this book. I went in with a completely open mind and ready to be convinced that politics needs religion...unfortunately I was not convinced of anything, except that religion is the last thing politics needs. Sweetman uses completely faulty logic to try and argue that democracy needs Christianity in order to survive, yet, Christianity will be fine without democracy. His arguments constantly refer to previous points he's made (which he never actually made to begin with). Thi...more