Book Review: “Introduction to Political Science: A Christian Perspective” by Fred Van Geest


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How are we to live as Christians in the political arena? It’s a question that feels tired at times, but it remains as pressing as ever. Fred van Geest’s Introduction to Political Science: A Christian Perspective is remarkable for its even, fair look at a number of political questions from a broadly Christian viewpoint.

There is no possible way to approach a book like this without bias. Van Geest acknowledges this and notes that Christians ought not to be excluded from using their faith to help determine their answers to political questions; after all, no one can be an unbiased commentator on political questions. The book is organized around four parts: Foundational Values and Ideas for Government; Institutions; Policy; and Foreign Policy and International Relations.

Included among the foundational values and ideas are questions about what a government is to begin with, what it means to be a “Christian”…

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  1. What I wrote: “Sounds interesting! I myself like Political Science; there’s so much interesting facets beyond partisanship. I especially enjoy the empirical data and interpretation of those data that makes Political Science a social science. Does he cover this aspect of Polisci?”

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