A New Kind of Conservative

By Joel Hunter
Regal Books, Hardcover, 9780830745333, 203pp.

Publication Date: January 2008

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Conservative spokesman, author and pastor Dr. Joel C. Hunter forges a new path with A New Kind of Conservative. Hunter takes a provocative look at how faith and politics have interacted in America, giving civic-minded people a balanced and biblically-based approach to political involvement. The author speaks as a conservative Christian with traditional biblical stands regarding abortion and homosexuality, but expands it to include other biblical concerns, such as the environment, poverty, justice issues, AIDS, etc. This is not the ideology and rhetoric associated with the extreme religious right, but rather a broader look at politics that the Bible would have us address. Hunter shows how religion and politics do not have to be at odds with one another, and offers the information and motivation needed to take responsible action. Can a Christian/biblical world view effectively mesh with postmodern society and secular government? Should Christians be involved in political action and, if so, how? How can Christians more effectively relate and present their faith in the context of contemporary and political society? Readers, regardless of their beliefs, will find this thoughtful, helpful and compelling reading.

About the Author
Dr. Joel C. Hunter has served since June 1985 as senior pastor of Northland, A Church Distributed, an innovative congregation of 12,000 that worships at four sites in Metro Orlando and more than 1,000 sites worldwide via interactive webcast. A bridge-builder among religious and mainstream leaders for issues that advance the common good, Dr. Hunter serves on the boards of the World Evangelical Alliance and the National Association of Evangelicals. Recently, he was appointed to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, which advises President Barack Obama on substantive policy issues.
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