One Nation Under God?: An Evangelical Critique of Christian by John D. Wilsey,Richard Land PDF

By John D. Wilsey,Richard Land

Is the United States a Christian kingdom? this question has loomed huge in American tradition because the Puritans arrived on American beaches within the early 17th century. extra lately, the Christian the USA thesis has been encouraged through many evangelical leaders around the denominational spectrum. This e-book contributes to the dialog through critiquing, from an evangelical viewpoint, the concept the USA is a Christian country as articulated by means of particular writers during the last 3 many years. Wilsey asserts that the U.S. was once now not conceived as a Christian country, yet as a kingdom with spiritual liberty. Herein lies the genius of the Founders and the distinctiveness of America.

"For generations, American evangelicals have burdened biblical and theological conservatism with a rightist political stance. while combined-as it quite often is-with a chauvinistic Americanism (the founding files of the Republic being seen because the tough an identical of Holy Scripture), the outcome has been a gross weakening of the prophetic viewpoint of old Christianity. John Wilsey's publication is the badly wanted corrective. It demonstrates that biblical fact must never be stressed with the yank tale and that God's universal grace has used even the pagan impacts of the main Founding Fathers to accomplish His ends."
-John Warwick Montgomery
Professor Emeritus of legislations and arts, college of Bedfordshire, England
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Christian concept, Patrick Henry university, Virginia, U.S.A.

"It takes a few braveness to take on the 'Christian the US' thesis. however it additionally takes grace to provide a really Christian critique. John Wilsey possesses either features. He deals an astute theological and ancient research of America's earlier, debunking the deeply entrenched proposal of 'American exceptionalism.' Even greater, Professor Wilsey deals a clear-headed name to hunt first the dominion of God within the present."
-Stephen J. Nichols
Research Professor of Christianity & tradition, Lancaster Bible College
and writer of Jesus Made in America

"There are continuously a few who've desired to make the United States a Christian country from its inception until the current. Others at the contrary severe desire to deny the most obvious biblical impacts on our social order. John Wilsey will get it correct. although the USA may possibly by no means were a 'Christian republic,' as few different nations in heritage, it has felt the impression of the biblical witness. One country less than God? units the list directly. don't pass over this book.
-Paige Patterson
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

John D. Wilsey earned his PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake wooded area, NC. He has served in pastoral and Christian university ministries in North Carolina and Virginia for almost two decades. He at the moment serves as Assistant Professor of historical past and Christian Apologetics within the J. Dalton Havard institution of Theological experiences at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Houston, TX. he's married to his spouse, Mandy, they usually have daughters.

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