Scripture, Theopolitics, and the Project of National Identity
Imprint: Cascade Books
"It would be hard to overstate the importance of this book. Taking the work of Yoder, Hauerwas, and Cavanaugh a crucial step further, Anderson explores why and how nationalism--particularly in America--is so often bred, nurtured, and promoted as political good news in and by the church itself through distorted readings of the biblical narrative, thereby fundamentally compromising the church's witness. . . . Churches and Christians in all nations must heed carefully the compelling argument of this book."
Professor of Theology
The King's University College, Edmonton
Author of Paul, Philosophy, and the Theopolitical Vision (Cascade, 2010)
"This is a creative and challenging exploration of the issues, controversies, and challenges that surround questions of Christianity and nationalism. Braden Anderson makes an original and important contribution to debates on whether and how 'being a Christian' affects other identities, loyalties and priorities. His exploration of Scripture, political theology and contemporary issues makes this a rewarding book for scholars, pastors, and lay leaders."
--Michael L. Budde
Professor of Catholic Studies and Political Science, Senior Research Scholar, Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology
DePaul University, Chicago
Author of The Borders of Baptism (Cascade, 2011)