The Failure Of 'Christian Politics'

Novak, Michael
May 1980
National Review;5/16/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 10, p603
The article discusses the concept of Christian politics in the U.S. This concept has four operating principles. First, this nation, misled by the established leaders, has been evil and wicked, but under this president has been born again. Second, the world is revolutionary. Third, the primary force of evil in the world is not the ideology of Communism. Last, a Christian foreign policy depends upon the use of peaceful methods, restraint, the processes of law and negotiation. Christian politics turns out to be a product of what Reinhold Neibuhr used to call the children of light.


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