By Jacob Shatzer,D. Stephen Long

each culture has its wonderful voices, its thinkers who examine issues somewhat otherwise than such a lot. Evangelicalism isn't any exception. Many extraordinary evangelical voices prove being embarrassments of 1 style or one other: every body can opt for their favourite instance of this phenomenon! instead of looking to reveal those different types of destructive surprises, this publication explores the wonderful voice of the overdue evangelical theologian A. J. Conyers. Conyers's political theology is a source for a strong evangelical theopolitical mind's eye. via studying from Conyers, evangelicals can triumph over universal weaknesses and have interaction in a extra completely Christian, biblical, and evangelical method of the fashionable international and its quite a few associations and challenges.
Conyers speaks past evangelicalism in addition. His imaginative and prescient of the trendy global, together with its improvement and significant demanding situations, presents perception into modern political theology. His paintings at the geographical region, free-market capitalism, and the notions of toleration and vocation speaks into and advances vital debates. therefore Conyers's evangelical political theology offers either the evangelical culture itself, in addition to political theology as a broader self-discipline, with a compelling and not easy vision.

"As a person who got here to understand and take pleasure in Chip Conyers within the overdue Nineteen Eighties, i couldn't be extra happy that Jacob Shatzer helps expand his legacy during this advantageous quantity. Conyers was once not just an erudite student, yet a very good pal to his colleagues and an extremely sort individual. He lived out his personal theopolitical imaginative and prescient. may possibly this e-book support evangelicals and others domesticate a better, irenic, and hopeful political imagination."
--C. Ben Mitchell, Provost and vp for tutorial Affairs, Graves Professor of ethical Philosophy, Union University

"Chip Conyers emerges from those pages because the guy that he was--a Southern gentleman garbed in a prophet's mantle, an historian wrestling with the modern, a Baptist churchman transfigured into theologian-at-large."
--Mark Dubis, Professor of religious study, Union University

"Jacob Shatzer captures the highbrow vibrancy of Chip Conyers, is helping us comprehend the trustworthy guy he used to be, and demanding situations us to have interaction the decision to vocation and the wonderful thing about a spreading and abiding wish. I commend this meticulously researched paintings to someone who knows that what we think approximately God shapes how we order our lifestyles jointly within the world."
--Samuel W. "Dub" Oliver, President, Union University

"A Spreading and Abiding Hope opens up a salient and irenic discourse approximately how evangelical political theology may possibly either expand its achieve and deepen its assets. either well timed and winsome, Shatzer's efforts towards a extra reflective evangelical theopolitics not just offer big help for renewed curiosity in vocation but in addition honor the beneficiant spirit of A. J. Conyers's personal lesser-known yet greatly major legacy of cautious Christian scholarship."
--Taylor Worley, Trinity overseas University

Jacob Shatzer (PhD, Marquette collage) is assistant professor of biblical and theological reports at Sterling university in Kansas.

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