Item description for The Socialist Christian by Kristof Haavik...
Can Christianity and Socialism go together? This provocative essay argues that they can. Rejecting much of what is commonly presented as a Christian political agenda, it advocates placing the commandment aLove your neighbor as yourselfa (Matthew 22: 39) at the heart of government policies. The concept of charity should be restored to its original biblical sense as a fundamental duty of every Christian to care for others. Only the state has sufficient resources to address all of societyas needs, so Christians should use its mechanisms to guarantee adequate food, housing, education, health care, and public safety for all, both within the United States and throughout the world. On topics ranging from abortion and gun control to taxes, foreign policy, and the environment, The Socialist Christian argues for a reappraisal of existing policies to bring them in line with the Christian commandment to love others.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date Oct 22, 2007
ISBN 1424197643 ISBN13 9781424197644
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