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The system has a soul : essays on Christianity, liberty, and political life

Author: Hunter Baker
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Christian's Library Press, 2014
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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What relevance does Christianity have in our societal system? What place does the church have in a system that so often seems to be ordered only by the ultra-complex machinery of state power and corporate strategy? The essays in this volume address these questions by considering the relationship of the church to liberty, government, commerce, and education. These reflections reveal that we cannot allow the system to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hunter Baker
ISBN: 9781938948947 1938948947
OCLC Number: 891387748
Description: 168 pages : 23 cm.
Contents: Reflections on social justice, government, and society --
Big implications for public policy from small town experience --
The soul of liberty --
Troubles with secularism --
Secular statism and the travails of religious liberty --
Secularism and socialism: two forms of social leveling --
The faith of the fixer --
Should Christians be silent for a season? --
Libertarians and social conservatives: can they find common ground? --
The state of Christian higher education --
The future of higher education --
Christian schools and racial realities --
Conclusion: political thoughts on the Resurrection.
Responsibility: Hunter Baker.

Abstract:

What relevance does Christianity have in our societal system? What place does the church have in a system that so often seems to be ordered only by the ultra-complex machinery of state power and corporate strategy? The essays in this volume address these questions by considering the relationship of the church to liberty, government, commerce, and education. These reflections reveal that we cannot allow the system to run according to its own internal logic. Rather, it is important for the church to act as a conscience. The church (and the people in it) should provide a living reminder of the God and of the good that transcends our worldly instrumentalities and principalities. The church is the soul of the system.
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