In this scholarly work, Russell D. Moore relates the history leading up to the new "Kingdom" consensus among evangelicals from the time theologian Carl F. H. Henry called for it fifty years ago. He examines how this consensus offers a renewed theological foundation for evangelical engagement in the social and political realms.
While evangelical scholars and pastors will be interested in this sharp, insightful book, all evangelicals interested in public policy will find it useful in discovering how this new Kingdom perspective works out in the public square.
“Instead, it came through the mobilization of the Christian right following the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, an act that served as the opening shot of the ‘culture wars.’” (source)
“‘The more that a nation chooses to secularize the principal contact points between government and people—not only the public schools, but little things, like names and numbers and symbols, and big things, like taxes and marriage and, ultimately, politics itself—the more it will persuade many religious people that a culture war has indeed been declared, and not by the Right.’” (source)
“the core of evangelical identity, that conservative Protestantism faced its crisis over the Kingdom of God” (source)
“ progressive dispensationalists do not equate the millennial reign of Christ with the Kingdom of God,” (source)
“revolting against the prophetic detail of dispensational premillennialism” (source)