Empires of Dirt
Secularism, Radical Islam, and the Mere Christendom Alternative
As it self-destructs, the strategy of secularism (the idea that nations can be religiously neutral) is splitting between American exceptionalism and radical Islam. American exceptionalism, the belief that “America” is more than a nation, is folly. Radical Islam is obviously wrong as well, but Muslims at least own the nature of the current cultural conflict. You must follow somebody, whether its Allah, the State, or Jesus Christ.
This important and timely book is an analysis of the changing face of religion and politics and also an extended argument for Christian expression of faith in Jesus Christ. This does not mean a withdrawal from politics to our own communities and churches. Instead, we Christians must take what we have learned from the wreck of secularism and build a Christendom of the New Foundation: A network of nations bound together by a formal, public, civic acknowledgement of the lordship of Jesus Christ and the fundamental truth of the Apostles’ Creed.
About the Author
Douglas Wilson has been pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho for more than thirty years. He is the author more than fifty books, including Same-Sex Mirage and Rules for Reformers. Doug writes prolifically at Blog and Mablog (dougwils.com), ranked as a top Christian blog for years running, and has debated the notorious atheist Christopher Hitchens in the celebrated documentary Collision. Doug has been married to Nancy for over forty years, and together they have three married children and seventeen grandkids so far.