The Resource Bowing toward Babylon : the nationalistic subversion of Christian worship in America, (ebook)

Bowing toward Babylon : the nationalistic subversion of Christian worship in America, (ebook)

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Bowing toward Babylon : the nationalistic subversion of Christian worship in America
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Bowing toward Babylon
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the nationalistic subversion of Christian worship in America
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What is being done in worship when national holidays are celebrated, the American flag is displayed and honored, and songs are sung that extol the nation? Are these benign gestures? Or could they actually be idolatrous? In this insightful and persuasively argued study Craig M. Watts contends the inclusion of elements of American nationalism in worship is detrimental to the integrity of Christian worship. He maintains that in faithful worship the story of Jesus must be re-presented and performed in such a way that the only affections and loyalty that are fostered are those Christians everywhere rightfully share. To do otherwise opens the door to idolatry and leaves the church doing what Watts calls "bowing toward Babylon." He reviews the development of the symbols, songs, and gestures that celebrate America and how they were introduced into worship. Watts concludes that the spirituality of American Christian nationalism does not complement the faith of the church but distorts it, hindering global Christian unity and the peaceable witness of the church in a divided world
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Midwest
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Watts, Craig M
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261.70973
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non fiction
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  • Nationalism
  • Church and state
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Bowing toward Babylon : the nationalistic subversion of Christian worship in America, (ebook)
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9781532611735
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12326770
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MWT12326770
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Label
Bowing toward Babylon : the nationalistic subversion of Christian worship in America, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781532611735
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12326770
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12326770
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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