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Christian Voices: Journeys through Faith and Politics in Contemporary American Protestantism

Charlene Floyd. Christian Voices: Journeys through Faith and Politics in Contemporary American Protestantism Authors:Charlene Floyd.
Publisher:Praeger Publishers
Year:2007
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Pages:184
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Price:4870 rub.
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Book Summary:
Today, religion plays a significant role in the political positions people take on a number of important issues: stem cell research, abortion, right to life, gay marriage, etc. But how do people of the same faith come to radically different conclusions and positions on these issues? How has the right convinced a majority of evangelical Christians that there is a Biblical mandate to oppose abortion, stem cell research and gay marriage? Or, why do progressive Christians believe they are called to be "the voice of the voiceless," to advocate for the poor and to challenge aggressive foreign policy? This book gives voice to politically active Protestant Christians with an eye toward understanding how people who share the same scriptures, hymns, prayers, and creeds arrive at and embrace radically different political perspectives. Floyd explores the notion of agenda-setting within Christian communities (left and right) and provides an in-depth look at the lives of a small but diverse number...

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