- Paperback: 222 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan (June 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310210151
- ISBN-13: 978-0310210153
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,060,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Why the Left Is Not Right: The Religious Left : Who They Are and What They Believe Paperback – June, 1996
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This book is not a comprehensive refutation of liberal Christian biblical exegesis and hermeneutics. Instead, Nash chronicles the antics of the so-called Christian Left whose god is really Marx, but who try to hide their Marxian golden calf inside a Christian facade.
Since the main emphasis of the Christian Left is liberal social policy involving economics, Nash does take time to refute what the Left considers to be the biblical basis for socialism (as weak as this basis turns out to be.) He also gives a basic economics lesson to the reader demonstrating why the Religious Left's preferred methods of "economic justice" simply won't work. Nash states, "[T]he Left's economic illiteracy is responsible for several of its more serious errors, such as its attack on capitalism. When it comes to economics, the Left simply has had no idea what it is talking about."
Nash also profiles three leaders of the Christian Left: Jim Wallis, Tony Campolo and Ron Sider - including mini-biographies of each, detailing their past leftist radicalism.
Overall, Nash demonstrates that the Christian Left is not an authentic representation of biblical Christianity. As he writes, "...the far-left extremists have not been faithful to the social message of the Scriptures. They have simply surrendered to the prevailing ideology of the political Left and have read the content of that message into God's Word." In other words, the Christian Left is simply attempting to fit a Marxian square peg into the Christian round hole.
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A "Christian" book that doesn't quote the Bible? Nash simply trashes authors he disagrees with, offering no scriptural basis for his attacks and instead quoting... Read morePublished on January 13, 2000
If you want analysis based on almost zero research or a few quotes mostly taken out of context, you've come to the right place. Read morePublished on November 13, 1998