Heaven on Earth?: The Social and Political Agendas of Dominion Theology

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"Dominion Theology" teaches that civil law should be grounded in a literal reading of the Bible, especially the legal code of the Old Testament. For dominionists, the United States of America should be a country where God reigns supreme and where government should be based on the Law of Moses, with just a few revisions mandated by the New Testament. Are the advocates of "dominion theology" a lunatic fringe? Will they regain dominion over American society and direct it in accordance with their view of biblical law? Is their agenda hopelessly unrealistic? Or is there an intellectual substance, an internal coherence, to their thinking? Is dominion theology a thoroughgoing biblicism? What sort of influence does the movement have? HEAVEN ON EARTH? is a timely and substantial book on dominion theology in its various forms in North America. The author has had firsthand interactions with many of the leading dominionists. His main thesis is that dominion theology represents a radicalized, advanced phase of evangelical political involvement, with Christians turning to more radical visions as they discover their previous forms of mobilization can do little to topple secularization from the driver's seat. Barron discusses the ways in which the differing scriptural interpretations inherent in various evangelical attempts to apply biblical texts to 21st century America lead to largely unresolved stalemates in political thinking, eschatology, and interpretation of the Kingdom of God. The book also includes his personal evaluation and critique, offering some broadly based statements on tactics for evangelical worldview development, political action, and spiritual unity in modern America.

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