Christian Political Witness Edited by George Kalantzis and Gregory W. Lee
"Refocusing the church on its mission is much needed in our time, and for that reason these essays are worth reading."
The church's witness is necessarily political, but in its political witness the church must first and foremost be the church. Faithfulness to the gospel mission trumps allegiance to any other political agenda. Such is the general consensus among the contributors to Christian Political Witness. Beyond that, when it comes to practical Christian political involvement, the contributors are all over the map.
Several of the other contributors follow Hauerwas's lead, viewing the church as a fundamentally political reality. Scot McKnight's essay is well summarized in its Latin title: extra ecclesiam nullum regnum</...