Politics of Witness The Character of the Church in the World

ISBN-10: 1893729818

ISBN-13: 9781893729810

Edition: 2011

Authors: Allan R. Bevere
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Description: As the body of Christ, the church has a prophetic role in the world. Prophets have always spoken clearly to people in power. They have been willing to challenge the decisions made by people who thought they were not accountable to anyone. Sometimes the prophets were respected, sometimes persecuted, but they were never ignored or regarded as irrelevant. So why is it that the church today cannot speak truth effectively to power? In The Politics of Witness, Dr. Allan R. Bevere asks these questions and proposes an answer. The church has come to depend too much on temporal power and has thus forgotten its divine authority. In finding this answer he goes back to the founding of the church and how it first became dependent on the state. He examines those who have followed, mostly building a political theory that takes the responsibility of ministry from the church and gives it to the state.

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List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Energion Publications
Publication date: 6/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 92
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.22" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

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