Dec. 1 – Kaitlyn Schiess – The Ballot and the Bible [Advent Calendar 2023]

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December 1


The Ballot and the Bible:
How Scripture Has Been Used and Abused in American Politics and Where We Go from Here

Kaitlyn Schiess

Paperback: Brazos Press, 2023
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“Her clear, concise writing and deep scholarship shows how passionate she is about guiding readers through a hard-to-navigate topic, in order to find a better theological and interpretive lens. She pulls from wide-ranging sources and does the Biblical spadework to make her points. It struck me that in a book that talks about how little hermeneutical digging through the Scriptures happens in political life, Schiess has actually done what most politicians have refused to do— to look at the context of passages, wrestling with the historical significance of the text, considering the culture, etc. Her belief that we may miss the mark in our interpretations, but that God will not fail us, is an encouragement for pastors and church members who are exhausted by the weight of the American ballot these days. “


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