Friday, September 21, 2007

The Political Theology of George W. Bush

This paper was written by the famous Methodist scholar Billy Abraham of Perkins. It defines American civil religion and explores how this is expressed in the theological worldview of George W. Bush, influenced lightly by evangelicism and United Methodism. It is a fascinating read that I am still digesting.

Check out footnote #3 while you're reading it.

Hat tip: Kurt Boemler

8 comments:

Allan R. Bevere said...

John:

Congrats on the footnote. Even the scholars must reckon with the Methoblogsophere!

Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton and John Edwards also happen to be United Methodists, so there is at least a possibility that the next president will be the 4th Methodist president. (May it never be so.)

Dale Tedder said...

Remember me when you're famous.

John said...

"When"? As in it's not happened yet?

Richard H said...

Thanks for posting the link to the essay. I'm doing some work in that area (political theology) and found it a good read.

revjfletcher said...

John the Baptist ate locusts and honey and Billy Abraham reads it. I'm looking forward to being able to take classes with him (next year?!). Pray I can keep up.

Andrew C. Thompson said...

Congrats on the footnote, and thanks for pointing us in the direction of Abraham's essay. Wrapped up in his analysis of W. and American civil religion is a pretty devastating critique of the weakness of United Methodist practice.

gmw said...

well done!