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Christians organizing for political service

James W. Skillen

Christians organizing for political service

a study guide based on the work of the Association for Public Justice

by James W. Skillen

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Published by Association for Public Justice Education Fund in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity and politics.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames W. Skillen.
    ContributionsAssociation for Public Justice (U.S.)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR115.P7 S53
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 113 p. ;
    Number of Pages113
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4120718M
    ISBN 100936456000
    LC Control Number80066190
    OCLC/WorldCa7295192

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vi, pages ; 21 cm: Contents: 1. A hard look at the present situation --Hopeful signs of political concern --The depth of the crisis --Christians are part of the problem --Faith + politics = the wrong approach --The need of the hour The biblical basics --One Lord, total service --Interpreting Old and.

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