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For the Healing of the Nation

Russell Pregeant

Paperback 2016-04-14

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For the Healing of the Nation offers a serious look at the social and political climate in the United States from a biblical perspective, emphasizing race and otherness, economics and the environment, and institutional violence (war and capital punishment). An autobiographical thread traces the journey of a white male coming of age in the mid-twentieth-century Deep South as his evolving faith leads him to painful breaks with inherited values and standard views on controversial issues. Critical not only of both major political parties but also of centrist compromises between Right and Left, Russell Pregeant seeks a forward position, which he terms ecocommunitarian, based on biblical values. His musings touch on both southern and American identities and on the nature of the biblical writings and the ways they should and should not be used in contemporary debates. Central to the entire work are discussions of how idolatrous commitments to a culture's prevalent ideologies obscure the essential demands of biblical faith.

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Publisher Description

For the Healing of the Nation offers a serious look at the social and political climate in the United States from a biblical perspective, emphasizing race and otherness, economics and the environment, and institutional violence (war and capital punishment). An autobiographical thread traces the journey of a white male coming of age in the mid-twentieth-century Deep South as his evolving faith leads him to painful breaks with inherited values and standard views on controversial issues. Critical not only of both major political parties but also of centrist compromises between Right and Left, Russell Pregeant seeks a forward position, which he terms ecocommunitarian, based on biblical values. His musings touch on both southern and American identities and on the nature of the biblical writings and the ways they should and should not be used in contemporary debates. Central to the entire work are discussions of how idolatrous commitments to a culture's prevalent ideologies obscure the essential demands of biblical faith.

Koorong Code456816
ISBN1498235395
EAN9781498235396
Pages352
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryChristian Worldview
Sub-CategoryPower & Politics
PublisherCascade Books
Publication DateApr 2016
Dimensions20 x 152 x 229mm
Weight0.517kg