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Benne Robert - GOOD AND BAD WAYS TO THINK ABOUT RELI

GOOD AND BAD WAYS TO THINK ABOUT RELI by Benne Robert

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Tags: Social and Religious Issues, Contemporary Social Issues, Paperback, Book
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Genre: Social and Religious Issues
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 97910
Product Format: Book
ISBN: 9780802863645
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Eerdmans Alban Books
Cat. Code: 9780802863645

In this book, Benne describes and analyzes the wrong ways to relate religion and politics and offers a better way.Benne calls the two main bad ways of relating religion and politics “separationism” and “fusionism.” Secular separationists decry all involvement of religion in politics; religious separationists, on the other hand, advocate abstaining from politics in the name of religious purity. Fusionism comes in many types, but the type that most concerns Benne is the use of religion—in this case Christianity—for political ends, which turns religion into an instrument for purposes other than its own main reason for being. Rejecting these bad ways of relating religion and politics, Benne offers a better way that he calls critical engagement which derives from the Lutheran tradition, with a few tweaks to adapt the tradition to deal well with the new challenges of our present situation. As Benne points out, “The question is not so much whether American religion will have political effects. It most definitely will. The more serious questions are: Should it? How should it?” In this book, Benne offers a clear and useful guide to a subject too often characterized by confusion and loud rhetoric.














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