Religion Sex and Politics: For Men Only is a series of 14 essays by a Catholic physician who was once a jailed activist of the left. Now he is a defender of the trinity of loyalties to God, Country, and Marriage, which he says constitute the American polis (civic culture). Dr. Pence describes a forty year American inversion ritual which has confused the public and private, honor and shame, and obeying the Living God with psychological posturing. His essays on the hijacking of the civil rights movement by sexual revolutionaries and his challenge to Christian men in the fight against the Islamic jihad are unique contributions. If you think American Christians are long on fervor and short on intellect, read this book. If you think fighting racism is only for leftists, then listen to this biblical urban activist. If you think the neoconservatives are secularist intellectuals who manipulate evangelicals and Catholics as their voting foot soldiers, then hear this voice. Dr. Pence’s appreciation of the masculine communal character of both church and the body politic is a major intellectual contribution to public Christianity and American civic life. He is a classicist with a gun who still kneels at an altar. The most unique argument which is the soul of the book is his understanding of masculine fraternity as the indispensable relationship that shapes the public character of religious and civic life. If God, guns and gays are troubling the heartland, then here is a book that shows that the Sovereignty of God and the sanctity of marriage cannot be defended until the natural public form of masculine love - the solidarity of religious and civic brotherhood is once again renewed and honored.
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Dr. David Pence was born in Minneapolis in 1946. He was trained in theology and the classics before receiving a BA in Physiology and an MD from the University of Minnesota. He served one year as a VISTA volunteer in a black community in Wilmington, Delaware in 1967 and was a general practitioner at an urban Indian Clinic in 1985. Dr. Pence is editor of City Fathers, a magazine about men politics and religion. He presently works as a radiation oncologist. He lives in Mankato, Minnesota with his wife and a fraction of their children.
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Book Description Llumina Press, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11159526065X