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God's Politics by Jim Wallis
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Feb 05, 09

bookshelves: polite-polity, theology

Evangelical Leftism on steroids. The liberal plea for a generic set of "moral principles" ends up being as much a farce as the Religious Right's plea for "traditional moral values." Wallis rightly sees many of the problems with Evangelical Rightism's insistence on personal salvation, pro-life, etc., at the expense of other important social issues like poverty and third-world debt relief. But his solutions to these problems end up being as utopian statist as are those of his "rivals" from the Religious Right. This is another good book proving the inescapability of some kind of theocracy to take care of the world's woes: it will either be a Statist theocracy that tries to do it, or a Christ-centered/Church-led Theocracy.

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