By Jacob Shatzer,D. Stephen Long

ISBN-10: 1498279260

ISBN-13: 9781498279260

ISBN-10: 1625648758

ISBN-13: 9781625648754

each culture has its marvelous voices, its thinkers who examine issues a bit in a different way than so much. Evangelicalism isn't any exception. Many superb evangelical voices turn out being embarrassments of 1 type or one other: everybody can opt for their favourite instance of this phenomenon! instead of looking to disclose those forms of unfavorable surprises, this ebook explores the awesome voice of the past due evangelical theologian A. J. Conyers. Conyers's political theology is a source for a powerful evangelical theopolitical mind's eye. through studying from Conyers, evangelicals can triumph over universal weaknesses and have interaction in a extra completely Christian, biblical, and evangelical method of the trendy international and its a number of associations and challenges.
Conyers speaks past evangelicalism to boot. His imaginative and prescient of the trendy global, together with its improvement and significant demanding situations, presents perception into modern political theology. His paintings at the geographical region, free-market capitalism, and the notions of toleration and vocation speaks into and advances vital debates. hence Conyers's evangelical political theology offers either the evangelical culture itself, in addition to political theology as a broader self-discipline, with a compelling and demanding vision.

"As an individual who got here to understand and enjoy Chip Conyers within the past due Nineteen Eighties, i couldn't be extra happy that Jacob Shatzer helps expand his legacy during this effective quantity. Conyers was once not just an erudite student, yet an exceptional pal to his colleagues and an incredibly type individual. He lived out his personal theopolitical imaginative and prescient. might this booklet aid evangelicals and others domesticate a much better, irenic, and hopeful political imagination."
--C. Ben Mitchell, Provost and vp for educational Affairs, Graves Professor of ethical Philosophy, Union University

"Chip Conyers emerges from those pages because the guy that he was--a Southern gentleman garbed in a prophet's mantle, an historian wrestling with the modern, a Baptist churchman transfigured into theologian-at-large."
--Mark Dubis, Professor of religious study, Union University

"Jacob Shatzer captures the highbrow vibrancy of Chip Conyers, is helping us comprehend the devoted guy he used to be, and demanding situations us to interact the decision to vocation and the wonderful thing about a spreading and abiding desire. I commend this meticulously researched paintings to an individual who is aware that what we think approximately God shapes how we order our lifestyles jointly within the world."
--Samuel W. "Dub" Oliver, President, Union University

"A Spreading and Abiding Hope opens up a salient and irenic discourse approximately how evangelical political theology may well either expand its achieve and deepen its assets. either well timed and winsome, Shatzer's efforts towards a extra reflective evangelical theopolitics not just offer titanic help for renewed curiosity in vocation but in addition honor the beneficiant spirit of A. J. Conyers's personal lesser-known yet significantly major legacy of cautious Christian scholarship."
--Taylor Worley, Trinity overseas University

Jacob Shatzer (PhD, Marquette college) is assistant professor of biblical and theological stories at Sterling university in Kansas.

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