Sounds like great books (suggested by Tim Gombis). Although they’re probably written with North American politics in mind, they would be relevant to the Australian context as well.
In the wake of the Wheaton Theology Conference, I’ve been giving some thought to the church’s relation to politics. IVP has several very interesting new books out along this line.
I just received my copy of Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not, edited by Scot McKnight and Joseph Modica. I wish I had it a few weeks back as I wrote my conference paper that touched on anti-imperial rhetoric in Paul, but I was pleased to see that my conclusions largely resonated with theirs.
The volume helpfully describes and evaluates the method whereby interpreters discern a critique of Rome or of the worship of the emperor in various NT documents. It’s got a wonderful lineup of authors and I’m eager to get into it.
Kenneth J. Collins, in Power, Politics and the Fragmentation of Evangelicalism, narrates how evangelicals have lost sight of the richness of their identity and…
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