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Author Forster, Greg, 1973-
Title The contested public square : the crisis of Christianity and politics / Greg Forster.
Imprint Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Academic, c2008.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  BR115.P7 F673 2008    AVAILABLE


Call # BR115.P7 F673 2008
Phys. Description 254 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Welcome back to Babylon : how persecution permanently shaped Christian political ideas -- The wisdom of the gods : theology encounters philosophy -- Cities of God and man : Augustine formalizes the idea of dual citizenship -- Natural law : the medieval church develops the most important political idea in history -- Regio versus religio : the Reformation and the nation-state -- On the road to Jerusalem : the emergence of religious freedom -- An appeal to heaven : revolution and liberal democracy -- The fiery trial : Christian responses to totalitarianism.
Summary Building on biblical foundations, and showing its interaction with Greco-Roman thinking, Greg Forster introduces the history of Christian political thought traced down through Western culture. --From publisher's description.
Local Note J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice request
Subject Christianity and politics.
ISBN 9780830828807 (pbk. : alk. paper)
083082880X (pbk. : alk. paper)