Item description for Myth Of A Christian Nation by Gregory Boyd...
Overview Arguing from Scripture and history, Dr. Boyd makes a compelling case that whenever the church gets too close to any political or national ideology, it is disastrous for the church and harmful to society. Dr. Boyd contends that the American Evangelical Church has allowed itself to be co-opted by the political right (and some by the political left) and exposes how this is harming the church
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.5" Height: 1" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2006
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310267307 ISBN13 9780310267300 UPC 025986267308
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More About Gregory Boyd
Gregory A. Boyd (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary), formerly professor of theology at Bethel University, is senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, where average attendance has grown to 5,000 since he helped plant the church in 1992. He is the author of many books, including the critically acclaimed "Seeing Is Believing" and the best-selling Gold Medallion Award-winner "Letters from a Skeptic". He is also coauthor of "The Jesus Legend".
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Fresh perspective on a widly held myth Mar 10, 2007
Gregory Boyd is a theologian with passion, conviction and talent. His well written treatise on the exercise of power and the addiction many in the church have to this obsession with political power is excellent reading. Too bad this is not required reading for all the conservative and liberal christian activist. Take positions, speak passionately on issues, hold strong convictions but remember that the Kingdom of God is not about power . . . it is about service.
Religion is always comfortable with power, control and judgement. Faith and the teaching of Christ on the other hand are about service, sacrifice and unconditional love!
If you just can't call abortion wrong Mar 5, 2007
If it's basically impossible for you to force the words "abortion is murder and murder is wrong" out of your pen you might be a liberal. Dr. Boyd, what a disappointment. You had me till then. Abortion is the ultimate violence.
message needs to be heard Feb 17, 2007
The book isn't perfect, but I felt so strongly about the message I donated it to my church library. He said things in there that I have felt strongly since 9/11. The chapter about "civil religion" particularly spoke to me, as the concept of "God and Country" has always appeared to me as nothing more than an American god. I thought it ironic that while reading the book I saw that D James Kennedy had recently written: "What if America were a Christian Nation, Again" That is why Mr. Boyds message needs to be heard.
Great book for Christians struggling with the politicizing of the faith we see today Feb 13, 2007
This is the second book from Boyd that I'd read and was very glad I did. For years this merging of faith and politics has been gnawing at my Christianity. I knew there was something wrong with this trend (right-wing zealots tainting the pure message of Jesus' sacrifice and grace), but I couldn't put it into words or a solid argument.
Boyd makes a powerful and prophetic argument that's well writen and clear.
Well-written and Thought-provoking Feb 12, 2007
A lot of us have been missing the mark on who we're called to be as believers. This is a must-read for every Christian.