False White Gospel: Rejecting Christian Nationalism, Reclaiming True Faith, and Refounding Democracy

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The False White Gospel: Rejecting Christian Nationalism, Reclaiming True Faith, and Refounding Democracy

By Jim Wallis

"Everyone who claims to be 'Christian' or else claims to be upset by 'Christianity' needs to read this book, especially politicians using people's supposed faith for their own ends. " --Margaret E. Atwood "Jim Wallis calls the nation to grow up and he calls us all to fight the love battle to save the soul of America.

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Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials
Publish Date: 04/02/2024
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 9781250291899
ISBN-10: 1250291895
Language: English

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"Everyone who claims to be 'Christian' or else claims to be upset by 'Christianity' needs to read this book, especially politicians using people's supposed faith for their own ends." --Margaret E. Atwood

"Jim Wallis calls the nation to grow up and he calls us all to fight the love battle to save the soul of America." --From the Foreword by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.


A major new work by the New York Times bestselling author, arguing that the answer to bad religion is true faith that will help refound democracy
It is time says Jim Wallis, to call out genuine faith--specifically the "Christian" in White Christian Nationalism--inviting all who can be persuaded to reject and help dismantle a false gospel that propagates white supremacy and autocracy. We need-to raise up the faith of all of us, and help those who are oblivious, stuck, and captive to the ideology and idolatry of White Christian Nationalism that is leading us to such great danger. Wallis turns our attention to six iconic texts at the heart of what genuine biblical faith means and what Jesus, in the gospels, has called us to do. It is time to ask anew: do we believe these teachings or not? This book isn't only for Christians but for all faith traditions, and even those with no faith at all. When we see a civic promotion of fear, hate, and violence for the trajectory of our politics, we need a civic faith of love, healing, and hope to defeat it. And that must involve all of us-religious or not. Learning to practice a politics of neighbor love will be central to the future of democracy in America. And more than ever, the words of Jesus ring, "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

About the Author

Jim Wallis is the author of the New York Times bestseller God's Politics , which electrified Americans disenchanted with how the Right had co-opted all talk about integrating religious values into our politics by offering an alternative voice.

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