Political church the local assembly as embassy of christs rule studies in christian doctrine and scripture jonathan leeman on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the church is political theologians have been debating this claim for years liberationists anabaptists augustinians. What is the nature of the church as an institution what are the limits of the churchs political reach drawing on covenant theology and the new institutionalism in political science jonathan leeman critiques political liberalism and explores how the biblical canon informs an account of the local church as an embassy of christs kingdom. Endorsements for political church the local assembly as embassy of christs rule studies in christian doctrine and scripture for christians who want to think deeper and more biblically about the nature of the church and its relationships to politics and government political church will reward you. This book which will be a field standard text in political theology for a new generation of students gives evidence of scholarly rigor and biblical fidelity as leeman argues that the local church is a profoundly political assembly and that the story of the world finds its destiny in christs coming kingdom rather than in the rise of democratic modernism. Jonathan leeman political church the local assembly as embassy of christs rule studies in christian doctrine and scripture downers grove il ivp academic 2016 pp 448 2500 paperback on the heels of what was a contentious political season to say the least there may be little zeal for reading a 400 page book on political theology
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