"This book deserves careful attention. In it Culver faces up to a large cluster of important problematics which confront contemporary evangelical thinkers. It is basically a biblicaly study on the meaning of civil government. But the author also moves freely into the areas of historical and systematic theology as well as social and political theory . . . . he surveys in some depth and in an ordered sequence biblical teachings on the task of the state from the Genesis narratives through the successive epochs of biblical revelation to the New Testament epistles. In a sustained way he seeks to draw out some of the implications of these teachings for political life today . . . . In erudition this work may be ranked with the best in evangelical scholarship." -- Prof. Gordon Spykman Calvin College
"A carefully worked out, biblically conservative statement on politics and government; this is an excellent presentation . . . . the author lines up his evidence and support with admirable consistency." -- Christian Century
"In a lucid, well-organized fashion he traces out the Old and New Testament teaching on civil government and presents it as an aspect of God's creative and providential handiwork." -- Prof. Richard V. Pierard Indiana State University
Robert D. Culver
Robert D. Culver is author of many books and articles in both popular and scholarly journals, most recently (2005) Systematic Theology: Biblical and Historical (about one million words, approximating five ordinary volumes in one) now adopted as textbook in colleges and seminaries around the world as well as beginning to be read by pastors and laymen wherever English is read.