Christian America and the Kingdom of God
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Christian America and the Kingdom of God

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The idea of the United States as a Christian nation is a powerful, seductive, and potentially destructive theme in American life, culture, and politics. And yet, as Richard T. Hughes reveals in this powerful book, the biblical vision of the "kingdom of God" stands at odds with the values and actions of an American empire that sanctions war instead of peace, promotes domina...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published June 25th 2009 by University of Illinois Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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This books is a must read for anyone who lives in the United States and claims to be Christian. Hughes sets the issue straight regarding the biblical teaching of Jesus' concept of the Kingdom of God. Jesus taught a kingdom of peace, hope for the poor, and help to those who were in need. But this message has been sabotaged by Christian fundamentalists in the United States and changed to a message of war and a need to control those who they declare are a threat to their agenda to promulgate Americ...more
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Very Scriptural refute to the idea of the United States as a Christian Nation and how the idea of a Christian Nation and the Kingdom of God is an oxymoron. Extremely well written and well documented.
I'm buying this book as a gift for everyone in my Evangelical, Republican family.
Though book could have been organized a little better (shorter chapters, perhaps?), I really learned a lot by reading this book. Hughes articulated thoughts brewing in my head and also left me with some more questions as to our duties as disciples in America.
AMAZING book and look at the history and actions of America and whether it lines up with our Christian faith.
I need to come back and write more but definitely recommended
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