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Christian participation in politics

Lawrence A. Adeiwa

Christian participation in politics

a Nigerian perspective

by Lawrence A. Adeiwa

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Published by Chemist of Perfection for the Promise Publication in Obalende, Ijebuode, Ogun State .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity and politics -- Nigeria

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 91-93).

    Statementby Lawrence A. Adeiwa.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR115.P7 A34 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 93 p. ;
    Number of Pages93
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23205951M
    ISBN 109783572156
    ISBN 109789783572157
    LC Control Number2007325879

      Christians are called to be informed about political science as they seek to be ambassadors for Christ in a diverse society. In this introductory textbook, Fred Van Geest presents a balanced Christian perspective on political science, providing a nonpartisan guide to the key concepts, institutions, and policies that shape politics today. Yet I have spent a lifetime studying both testaments for information on the question of Christian participation in politics. Since I was raised in the Southern Baptist Church, I noticed even as a teenager sermon after sermon about standing up for righteousness and combating evil which was sometimes connected to spiritual warfare.

    From Pews to Politics is a great book: theoretically grounded, empirically rich, and methodologically sophisticated.' Daniel N. Posner - James S. Coleman Professor of International Development, University of California, Los Angeles 'From Pews to Politics makes an outstanding contribution to research on religion and politics.   Few ideas have excited greater interest among theologians in recent decades than the idea of 'participation': the idea that everything comes from, and depends upon, God, in a way that invites use of the language of sharing, or of an exemplar and its images. This book is an extensive and cohesive exploration of this theme to s: 1.

      Christian Political Participation. Thread starter KMK; Start date May 1, ; Status Not open for further replies. 1; 2; Next. 1 of 2 Go to page. Go. Next Last. KMK Administrator. Staff member. May 1, #1 I put this in the Theological Forum to prevent it from becoming too topical. Andrew Fuller, in his book "The Backslider", , pg The relationship between Christianity and politics is a historically complex subject and a frequent source of disagreement throughout the history of Christianity, as well as in modern politics between the Christian right and Christian have been a wide variety of ways in which thinkers have conceived of the relationship between Christianity and politics, with many arguing that.


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A major interest in the Nigerian polity is the Christian participation in politics, moral concern in contemporary Nigeria. Politics is about the acquisition of power and the use of such power. The Oxford Dictionary of Words defines politics as “matters concerned with acquiring or exercising power, within a group or an organization”.

This book seeks to take Richard Niebuhr's five types from his book "Christ and Culture" and apply them to specifically to politics. Each of the five authors assumes one of the Niebuhr's types and then shows how that type plays out in the political realm.

Very helpful book continuing a much-needed discussion.4/5(32). Christian Participation in Politics: A Nigerian Perspective Lawrence Adelaja Adeiwa Chemist of Perfection for the Promise Publication, - Christianity and politics - 93 pages.

(shelved 2 times as christianity-and-politics) avg rating — 34, ratings — published Christian involvement in politics, culture and the state may get more challenging if the Australian financial institutions extend their current ‘de-platforming’ of so-called ‘alt-right’ to committed Christian.

The role of Christians in the political process is hotly contested, but as citizens, Francis Beckwith argues, Christians have a rich heritage of sophisticated thought, as well as a genuine responsibility, to contribute to the shaping of public policy.

JanuaryVol. 56, No. 1, Pg 62, "My Top 5 Books on Christians in Politics" More From: Stephen Mansfield This article is from the January issue.

Christian Participation/Involvement In Politics: Right Or Wrong. - Religion - Nairaland. The relationship between Christianity and politics is a historically complex subject and a frequent source of disagreement throughout the history of Christianity, as well as in modern politics between the Christian right and Christian left.

There have been a wide variety of ways in which thinkers have conceived of the relationship between Christianity and politics, with many arguing that Christianity. ✏Christianity and Politics Book Summary: As the Bride of Christ, the body of Christian believers has been called to serve Him. One aspect of this calling is that we are God's instrument to change the world.

This book addresses the question of how Christians should go about facilitating that calling. Christian involvement in politics has been a much-debated subject at the center of Christian discourse for centuries. Many believers are taught that Christians should not seek engagement in the political realm because "faith and politics do not mix." There is validity to the caution many Christians have voiced on this topic.

CHRISTIAN PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS: A MORAL CONCERN IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA. ABSTRACT. The study examine Christian participation in politics: amoral concern in contemporary Nigeria, the study has the following objectives,To examine the level of Christian participation in politics considering the moral concerns in contemporary Nigeria, To examine the factors limiting Christian participation.

The above statement, participation in politics needs human face and Asocial conscience, it is on this premise that call for, and support effective Christian's participation in the political process. Contributing Onyemekeya () stated that most of the politicians (%) were unqualified and inexperienced.

In sum, yes of course Christians should be involved in politics. As Neil Mammen rightly put it in his book, Jesus Is Involved in Politics: Remember too, that things like abortion and homosexuality and divorce deal with death and destruction and thus they are moral issues.

Since they are moral issues, they are biblical issues. participation in political activities by Christian, besides the research is done with the purpose of yelling at the Christian to have re-think on the political activities, and to encourage the Christians to stand up and face the reality and became active in the politic for it is only through the political.

A timely exploration of the political history, growth, and impact of one of the most powerful religious groups in the United States. Conservative Christians and Political Participation examines the involvement and influence of the growing number of Conservative Christians in America.

A historical overview of the interaction of religion and politics from colonial times to today sets the stage. Theologian Charles Villa-Vicencio says: “When the political structures were changed under Constantine, Christians apparently flocked to participate in the civil service and the army and to accept political office.”.

The strength of the Christian Evangelical movement in the United States has been a major factor in the political success of that country’s Republican party in recent years. The United States represents a very interesting case in which church and state are formally separated, but where religion features very heavily in political discourse.

Participation in Politics and Theology: Deal With It. In my book Towards a Theopoetic of the Cross, out now from the Progressive Christian Alliance Press, I argue for a form of theology-making and faith-living based in what I called my "theopoetic method" -- faith and thought constructed from the insights of four sources: the Academic, the.

Christianity and Politics presents a logically developed analysis of this question using the Bible, history, and modern theories of economics and political science. Christians from all political and theological backgrounds are likely to find that this book changes their thinking about.

4 THE CHRISTIAN AND POLITICS highest part ofthe city. That was the most easily de­ fended part of the ancient city. The Athenians wanted to protect the temple because their political system was based on their religion. I observed this when I served a term in the Virginia House of Delegates.

The laws we made were a reflection ofour religious views. Question: "How should a Christian view politics?" Answer: If there is anything that will spark a spontaneous debate, if not an outright argument, it is a discussion involving politics—even among believers.

As followers of Christ, what should be our attitude and our involvement with politics?For others, they just may not have thought things through very carefully, and/or have a misguided view as to what Christian mission is all about.

Whatever their motivation or rationale, they continue to dislike it when folks like me urge Christian participation in government, in politics, and in the life of society.Keywords: Religion, Politics, God Manifesto, Public good, Quality of life. Introduction There are many Christian who believe most strongly that a Christian should not get mixed up in politics.

They believe that politics is a dirty game and that Christians should have no part of it. Yet there are other Christians who feel exactly the opposite.