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Patriotism and the Cross (Paperback)

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Every follower of Christ has a coterminous sense of citizenship--(s)he is at the same time a citizen of a country (or countries) on earth, but also has a heavenly allegiance through faith in Jesus Christ. How then should Christians live in light of these tensions? What does the Bible teach about issues of nationality, nationalism, and patriotism? Designed around seven chapters, this book investigates the issue of national identity for the follower of Christ. Specifically, this book delves into more than the binary of whether a Christian can be patriotic or not. Or, whether a Christian can be nationalistic or not. What should a Christian do in light of differing political conditions around them because, in this situation, Christians still need to share the gospel and make disciples of all nations? As a result, answers are proffered by the author, based on Old and New Testament examples, on national identity, free trade and supranational groupings, secessionist agitation and independence referendums, as well as transnational linkages that connect followers of Christ around the globe. This book ends with sixteen conclusions on how Christians should live in the modern world with respect to nationalism and patriotism.

About the Author

Glen Duerr is Associate Professor of International Studies at Cedarville University. He is the author of Secessionism and the European Union (2015) and editor of Secessionism and Terrorism (2019). Born and raised in the United Kingdom, he lived in Canada for a decade before moving to the USA for his PhD in political science. He currently serves as City Council Member in Beavercreek, Ohio.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781532691874
ISBN-10: 1532691874
Publisher: Resource Publications (CA)
Publication Date: December 16th, 2020
Pages: 226
Language: English

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