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In Church, State, and Citizen, Sandra F. Joireman has gathered political scientists to examine the relationship between religion and politics as seen from within seven Christian traditions: Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Anabaptist, Anglican, Evangelical and Pentecostal. In each chapter the historical and theological foundations of the tradition are described along with the beliefs regarding the appropriate role of the state and citizen. While all Christian traditions share certain beliefs about faith (e.g. human sin, salvation, Christ's atonement) and political life (e.g. limited government, human rights, the incompleteness and partiality of all political action) there are also profound differences. The authors discuss the contemporary implications of these beliefs both in the United States and in other areas of the world where Christianity is showing increasing vigor.

ISBN

9780195378450

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

New York

Keywords

religion and politics, state and citizen roles, Christian traditions and beliefs

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Department

Political Science

Disciplines

Political Science

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Edited by: Sandra F. Joireman

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Church, State and Citizen: Christian Approaches to Political Engagement

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