Is the religious right on the rise in Britain? An important new book

By Press Office
September 21, 2017

The Religious Right is a movement with a mission – to restore Christian supremacy in politics, law and culture. Unless it succeeds, it claims, the liberal, secular state will persecute Christians.

Written from a Christian perspective, The Jesus Candidate: Political Religion in a Secular Age, by James Paul Lusk and published by Ekklesia, explains this movement’s defining ideas, through its rise in America and its spread to Britain. Why are many Christians ready to call for resistance to the secular state? What are the alternatives?

The Jesus Candidate: Political Religion in a Secular Age challenges the Religious Right’s appraisal of modern politics. It analyses cases said to show that the law and the courts are anti-Christian, and disputes the claim that Christianity needs special legal protection or privilege.

Plural, secular politics results from applying New Testament principles and practice to church and state, argues the author. Understanding this is the key to being ‘salt and light’ in today's world-wide battles over religion and politics.

This book will speak to you if you want to know if and how freedom is threatened, and what we can all do about it.

"This book helps recast the debate about religion, politics and the secular state," says Simon Barrow, the Director of the beliefs and ethics think-tank Ekklesia.

"Thoughtful and challenging ... many who do read it will be encouraged to be involved in politics and advocate for justice and good government to the glory of God," says Evangelicals Now.

* You can buy the book directly here: http://thejesuscandidate.uk/order.html

* More about the book: http://thejesuscandidate.uk/

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