DAVID P. GUSHEE
Title: The Future of Faith in American Politics: The Public Witness of the Evangelical Center
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Baylor University Press 2008-01-15
1602580715 / 9781602580718
Seller ID: 20080220134811
David Gushee argues convincingly that there is in U.S. politics an "evangelical center" of voters who do not identify with the politics and religion of either the right or the left. Although evangelical Christians are portrayed by the media as conservatives, Gushee claims that the evangelical movement includes nearly even numbers of voters on the right, in the center, and on the left of the political spectrum. He provides portraits of the major figures in each of the three camps, outlines the core convictions of the adherents, and analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of each group's positions. He suggests that the evangelical center is poised for growth; this book could be its manifesto.