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Borders of Baptism - Michael BuddeWhat is your Primary Identity?

The Borders of Baptism:

Identities, Allegiances, and the Church

Michael L. Budde
Paperback: Cascade Books, 2011.
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Review by Chase Roden

What is your primary identity? Are you an American — or Canadian, Nicaraguan, or Texan first and foremost? Are you a mother, father, or daughter first? A Republican, Democrat, or Libertarian? Or does your faith inform your identity more than any of these allegiances? In The Borders of Baptism, professor of political science and Catholic studies at DePaul University Michael L. Budde explores this question from a wide variety of angles. What if, he asks, the identity-forming power we give to the state were reserved for the Body of Christ?

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In our continuing effort to fund the publication and free distribution of The Englewood Review, we are going to be collaborating more intentionally with Christian Book Distributors.  Primarily, we will be offering you the opportunity to buy bargain books from CBD that we think of are interest.  Buying books this way is a win / win / win proposition.  You get great books for a great price,  CBD gets the sale and we get an excellent referral fee from CBD.  These books make great gifts!


Today’s bargain books (Click to learn more/purchase):

  • Her Story: Women in Christian Tradition.
    by Barbara MacHaffie

    (Paperback, 2 vol. w/ CD-ROM)  $3.99 – Save 89%!!!
  • Conflicting Allegiances: The Church-Based University
    In a Liberal Democratic Society
    by Michael Budde and John Wright, eds.
    (Paperback)   $2.49 – Save 90%!!!

    We’re delaying the podcast that should have ran this week, until next week — Holy Week — at which time we will reflect on Holy Week and Easter.

    Instead, I offer you today, an excellent recording of Michael Budde, professor of political science at DePaul University, speaking on the complexities that the church faces with regard to immigration.  (This recording was made at a gathering on immigration, hosted by our friends Grace Fellowship Community Church in San Francisco…)