This morning, TGC runs my review of the new book Bound Together by Chris Brauns. I think readers of HT will find the book highly valuable on wrestling with the issues of national and political identity theologically:
One of the strengths of Bound Together is the way it draws together scriptural passages, wisdom from great Christian thinkers, and the latest scholarly analyses of the issues. Brauns reads much like C. S. Lewis in that he’s widely versed in all these sources and modest enough not to have much desire to be original. He masterfully pulls together the right quotes and passages in just the right way to help others come into a knowledge of these issues…
Beginners will find this an invaluable introduction, and those who have already studied this topic will surely discover new insight.
The chapter on political and civic problems stemming from our failure to understand the human person as a social creature is quite good. It’s aimed at a lay audience, but even an old hand like myself found it beneficial.