Chad Brand, Flourishing Faith A Baptist Primer on Work, Economics, and Civic Stewardship Grand Rapids, MI Christian s Library Press, 2012 Paperback Kindle Flourishing Faith by Chad Brand is a primer on political economy from a Baptist perspective It was commissioned by the Acton Institute and was the first of four similar volumes to appear, the others being written from Pentecostal, Wesleyan, and Reformed perspectives I have reviewed the Pentecostal primer and will review the Wesleyan one soon The Reformed primer has not been published yet.
Brand s book has several strengths First, it is clearly and succinctly written, as should be expected in such an introductory work Second, it does an admirable job of summarizing biblical teaching and historic ↠´ Flourishing Faith read my review Has The Modern Baptist Movement Flourished While Older Denominations Have Declined Liberal Theology And Slow Grinding State Church Machinery Are Two Reasons, But An Even Greater Reason Is Ecclesiastical Entrepreneurship For Than Two Hundred Years The Free Church With Its Baptist Ecclesiology And Evangelical Ministry Practice In Spreading The Gospel And Starting New Churches Has Mirrored The Free Market Spirit That Has Made America Great As The Nation Flourished, So Did The BaptistsYet Most Pastors, Professors, And Parishioners Simply Don T Connect Work, Economics, [ Pdf Flourishing Faith ¿ comics PDF ] by Chad Brand ¿ And God S Plan For Making Us Into Mature Disciples Evangelicals Need A Big Picture Perspective On The Fact That God Made Us, In Part, To Work Plus, All Legitimate Work Glorifies God And Through Its Fruitfulness Blesses Countless Others So How Do Politics, Economics, And Citizenship Responsibilities Fit Into A Broader Discipleship Model Of Life Stewardship In Flourishing Faith, Dr Chad Brand Shows How By Examining Key Issues Of The History And Theology Of Political Economy Work, Wealth, Government, And Taxation With Its Various Implications Brand Then Explores The Philosophy Of How Government Relates To Political Economy And Highlights How Baptists Have Contributed Insightful, Provocative, And Generous

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