By John D. Wilsey,Richard Land
Is the USA a Christian country? this question has loomed huge in American tradition because the Puritans arrived on American beaches within the early 17th century. extra lately, the Christian the USA thesis has been encouraged by way of many evangelical leaders around the denominational spectrum. This booklet contributes to the dialog by means of critiquing, from an evangelical point of view, the concept the USA is a Christian state as articulated by means of particular writers over the last 3 many years. Wilsey asserts that the us used to be now not conceived as a Christian state, yet as a country with spiritual liberty. Herein lies the genius of the Founders and the individuality of America.
"For generations, American evangelicals have pressured biblical and theological conservatism with a rightist political stance. while combined-as it mostly is-with a chauvinistic Americanism (the founding files of the Republic being considered because the tough an identical of Holy Scripture), the end result has been a gross weakening of the prophetic standpoint of old Christianity. John Wilsey's ebook is the badly wanted corrective. It demonstrates that biblical fact mustn't ever be pressured with the yankee tale and that God's universal grace has used even the pagan affects of the key Founding Fathers to accomplish His ends."
-John Warwick Montgomery
Professor Emeritus of legislations and arts, collage of Bedfordshire, England
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Christian concept, Patrick Henry collage, Virginia, U.S.A.
"It takes a few braveness to take on the 'Christian the US' thesis. however it additionally takes grace to supply a very Christian critique. John Wilsey possesses either characteristics. He deals an astute theological and historic research of America's prior, debunking the deeply entrenched proposal of 'American exceptionalism.' Even larger, Professor Wilsey bargains a clear-headed name to hunt first the dominion of God within the present."
-Stephen J. Nichols
Research Professor of Christianity & tradition, Lancaster Bible College
and writer of Jesus Made in America
"There are continually a few who've desired to make the US a Christian kingdom from its inception until eventually the current. Others at the contrary severe desire to deny the most obvious biblical impacts on our social order. John Wilsey will get it correct. although the USA may well by no means were a 'Christian republic,' as few different nations in background, it has felt the effect of the biblical witness. One country lower than God? units the list immediately. don't omit this book.
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
John D. Wilsey earned his PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake woodland, NC. He has served in pastoral and Christian institution ministries in North Carolina and Virginia for almost 20 years. He at the moment serves as Assistant Professor of heritage and Christian Apologetics within the J. Dalton Havard institution of Theological reports at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Houston, TX. he's married to his spouse, Mandy, they usually have daughters.