Religious Left
Who They Are And What They Believe
Ronald H. Nash

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 0788099183
Size: 5.5x8.5
Pages: 222
What is the Religious Left?
Who are its key players?
What do they believe?
Do they pose a threat to our freedom?

The American media buzz with critical news about the Religious Right. But what about the Religious Left? Why is there so little mention of them in the press?

Ron Nash takes an extensive look at the origins and development of America's Religious Left and describes the recent developments that keep the movement alive today. While he addresses left-leaning groups within American mainline Protestant and Catholic churches, his primary focus is on theologically conservative and evangelical Protestants who maintain politically liberal views.

After a foundational look at various forms of Marxism, Nash examines the writings and work of three major figures who have shaped the current Religious Left scene: Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine; Ron Sider, president of Evangelicals for Social Action; and Tony Campolo, professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern College. Each leader comes under careful scrutiny, and their positions draw Nash's insightful analysis.

Additional chapters discuss:
Connections between former President Clinton and evangelical liberals
The Cry for Renewal
Economics and a comparison of capitalism and socialism
The Religious Right and the Christian Coalition

Ronald Nash is widely regarded as one of the premier evangelical philosophers in the world. He is professor of philosophy at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has taught at a number of other colleges and seminaries, including Western Kentucky University and Reformed Theological Seminary. The author of more than 35 books on philosophy, theology, and economics, Dr. Nash is in constant demand as a speaker through the world.