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Bible is neither conservative or liberal

Interesting interaction of Jim Wallis with David Klinghoeffer on Biblical values and our society. Here’s a good quote from Wallis from that article.  Best to read the entire article.

I would suggest that the Bible is neither “conservative” nor “liberal” as we understand those terms in a political context today. I have written about what I call “prophetic” politics that leads to a fourth option — neither liberal, conservative, or libertarian. It is traditional or conservative on issues of family values, sexual integrity, and personal responsibility, while being progressive, populist, or even radical on issues like poverty and racial justice. It affirms good stewardship of the earth and its resources, supports gender equality, and is more internationally minded than nationalist — looking first to peacemaking and conflict resolution when it comes to foreign policy questions, instead of bowing to the habit of war.

  1. Samuel Skinner
    June 18, 2008 at 12:06 am

    The Old Testament embraces slavery and a theocratic monarchy, while the New Testament embraces collectivism and socialism- it isn’t a very coherent whole.

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