Embraced and Engaged

Grace and Ethics in American Foreign Policy

By Ron Kirkemo

Embraced and Engaged

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  • Pages: 282
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2010
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Embraced and Engaged

Grace and Ethics in American Foreign Policy

By Ron Kirkemo

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  • ISBN: 9781606083352
  • Pages: 282
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40
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  • ISBN: 9781606083352
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2010
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About-

What do Joseph, Joab, Jeremiah, and the Beatitudes have to do with a Christian young person in American foreign policy? Can a Christian be a diplomat, a spy, a defense industry scientist? Can a Christian impact foreign affairs as a member of Congress? Amid counsels for Christians to withdraw from the worlds of government and its power and self-interest, Ron Kirkemo argues a person embraced by God's grace should be engaged in the nation's purposes and the movement of history. Through such engagement God's children can impact history, but they will inevitably face ethical issues. This book is not about the policy of foreign policy, but about people conducting policy, the ethical issues they may and will face, and strategies for keeping one's First Love their first love.

Is government ordained by God or history a movement of fate? If not, God's grace becomes a central factor in life. Is America headed the way of Babylon? If not, or if maybe, then Christians need to engage the intellectual and operational aspect of policy to prevent that decline and prevail against enemies. Is there a disconnect between the traits for success in foreign affairs and the "servant leadership" model espoused by many Christian colleges and universities? Kirkemo engages these issues and urges students to consider the Rhodes Ideal for shaping their years in college.

This book will at times provoke controversy, but it always hopes to inspire and enlighten as it interprets history and Scripture, describes professional life, gives insight, offers counsel, and affirms one's openness to God and growth in spiritual life.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Based on a lifetime of theological reflection, scholarship, and experience, Ron Kirkemo offers timely wisdom based on timeless truths. His book is a passionate, nuanced, and original guide, grounded with equal depth in the Christian tradition and the policy world. For Christians, it will serve to inform current policy professionals and, one hopes, to inspire a new generation to faithful service in the two kingdoms."
--William Inboden, author of Religion and American Foreign Policy, 1945-1960: The Soul of Containment

"While this thoughtful and perceptive book particularly challenges young Christians to work in the foreign policy arena, its discussion can be an aid to Christians of all ages. The author not only provides different lessons that can be drawn from biblical narratives, but he outlines the complexities which confront policy makers as well as the particular challenges which confront Christians who choose to work within the field and remain faithful to their Christian principles."
--Corwin Smidt, Calvin College

"Embraced and Engaged is a wonderfully written and scholarly textbook that helps students explore opportunities for serving their country in the foreign policy arena . . . Embraced and Engaged would be very suitable for a foreign policy or international relations course. Anyone interested in developing a more in-depth and Christian perspective of foreign policy would also benefit from reading this book."
--Chris McHorney, California Baptist University

Contributors-

Ron Kirkemo

Bio(s)-

Ron Kirkemo is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Point Loma Nazarene University, and is currently Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego. Among his published writings are An Introduction to International Law (1973), Between the Eagle and the Dove: The Christian and American Foreign Policy (1976), and "At the Lectern Between Jerusalem and Sarajevo: A Christian Approach to Teaching Political Science" (2002). He is a member of the American Association of Political Consultants, the Association for Intelligence Officers, the National Association of Fellowships Advisors, and the National Defense Industry Association.

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