A Feature Review of
Crucifying Our Politics to Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb
Reviewed by James Matichuk
This review originally appeared on the reviewer’s blog.
Reprinted with permission.
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Keith Giles is an Anabaptist in the house church movement. His new book, Jesus Untangled is an attempt to disentangle Jesus from the political Right. He doesn’t advocate for wedding Jesus to the Left either. The problem with American Christianity is that Jesus is so enmeshed with nationalism that we fail to see Jesus on his own terms. In 186 pages, Giles offers his diagnostic of American Christianity and offers a solution: the recovery of Jesus as the central component of Christianity. The implication is that following Jesus chastens our nationalism, empire building, militarism, and violence.