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Reading Analysis of Boyd's Myth of a Christian Nation
Religion and Theology
Pages 4 (1004 words)
Analysis of Boyd’s Christian Myth Student’s Name Grade course Tutor’s Name 10th December, 2011. Myth Analysis This paper involves an analysis of Boyd’s book the myth of a Christian nation (2009). The main aim is to examine ideas and author’s thinking presented in the book’s content.
The authors present the dangers involved when the church engages itself in politics whether liberal or conservative. He entitles this “The cross and the sword.” The chief aim is to offer explanations that will work as eye openers to the Christians as well as demonstrate to them the wickedness of involvement in politics. He presents the sermon quoting the bible as his basis to support his argument. He explains how political and national agendas have clouded the minds of Christians (Boyd, 2009). The author’s main issue is that he believes a significant segment of evangelicalism is culpable of believing in nationalistic and political ideas, which he calls, idolatry. To Boyd (2009) the evangelists have mixed Christianity (kingdom of God) and politics (kingdom of the world). He argues that the evangelists have deviated from understanding the kingdom of God as Jesus did by not involving him in politics of the time. He believes that evangelicals have allowed their understanding of the kingdom of God to be contaminated by political issues, agendas and ideals. These evangelicals support ideas such from a Christian candidate who will outlaw abortion, gay marriages, winning the cultural war among others. These evangelicals believe in taking America back to God. ...
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