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God and the Constitution: Christianity and American Politics

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One will learn more about the meaning and purpose of government, the process of American politics, the contemporary dynamics of religion and politics, and the actual message of the Bible in this book than in any other on the market. Marshall is informed, astute, critical, wise, and open about his own beliefs all at the same time.--James W. Skillen, executive director, The Center for Public Justice

Some truths are so blindingly obvious that many of us are blinded to them. One such truth is that our constitutional order is on the side of the vigorous public engagement of the many truths by which the American people live, including those truths often excluded because they are categorized as 'religious.' Paul Marshall's argument invites us to the high adventure of renewing the political task envisioned by the Founders.--Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, editor-in-chief, First Things

Paul Marshall writes with intelligence, compassion, and practicality. He sets a high standard.--Michael Novak, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, 1994 Templeton laureate --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Paul Marshall is the author of Their Blood Cries Out and many other books on religion and politics. He is a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute in California and at the Center for Religious Freedom at Freedom House in Washington, D.C. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good primer on Christian philosophy/theology of politics 22 Aug. 2011
By Robert W. Robinson - Published on
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Paul Marshall's book should be "must reading" for every evangelical Christian who wishes to have a biblical understanding of politics in our age.

We live in a very frustrating time: (1) It is a time of ever-increasing polarization in the political realm - left and right demonize each other, and Christians are caught up in the hateful rhetoric. (2) A frustrating amount of Christians are misinformed about Christian political theory by pop Christian media sources. (3) Politicians seek to manipulate evangelicals with inflamed rhetoric in order to win our votes.

Marshall cuts through it all with clarity and well-researched insights of what Christians should consider when thinking about policy issues in America.
4.0 out of 5 stars Decisions 20 July 2014
By Mcjh - Published on
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I was particularly interested in where our country came from and where it seems to be headed in the faith vs political area and what we are teaching today's generation. Paul Marshal does an excellent job in speaking of the need to know the historical and faith based background of the constitution. He encourages the detailed historical knowledge that should be used in making political judgments. Several generations have now been taught that this country, the USA, is becoming more of a secular country and that "traditional beliefs and morality" are no longer relevant. This is not true and in fact even though some churches have lost members and closed, there are still many Citizens who believe in traditional values, whether it be Christianity, Islam, Buddhism or Hinduism for making their decisions. Religion is reasserting itself as a major cultural influence.
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