Thursday, May 19, 2005

The Politics of the Kingdom

Russ Moore--blogging at the new Mere Comments blog [HT: Steve McCoy] writes that

"Ken Myers of 'Mars Hill Audio' is re-releasing [the late Edmund] Clowney's classic article, 'The Politics of the Kingdom' for purchase or free download. In this article, Clowney lays out a brilliant argument for a tempered political engagement based on a Calvinist understanding of the inaugurated Kingdom of God. It is well worth the read."

I agree with Moore's assessment here. Moore, BTW, published a revised verison of his disseration with Crossway Books. It's entitled The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective, on the issue of evangelical engagement with social and political issues. Here's a blurb for it:

“For far too long, evangelicals have waited for a serious study of the Kingdom of God and its political application. That book has now arrived, and The Kingdom of Christ will redefine the conversation about evangelicalism and politics. Russell Moore combines stellar historical and theological research with a keen understanding of cultural and political realities. This is a landmark book by one of evangelicalism’s finest minds.”
R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary