Roger Gench is theologian in residence at Second Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia. Roger is the author of “The Cross Examen,” a book that finds nodes of connection between rich spiritual reflection and profound engagement in public life.
by Timothy Beach-Verhey Baylor University Press, 320 pages
reviewed by ROGER J. GENCH
In this fine book on public theology, Timothy Beach-Verhey seeks to find a way for American Christians to contribute to public discourse without seeking to dominate it (as in the past) or to accommodate to its assumptions (our current temptation).
In July, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will receive two documents of great relevance to Christians and Jews and to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the Middle East. They are already drawing fire from both Jewish and Palestinian groups.