Power Made Perfect? Is There a Christian Politics for the Twenty-First Century?

Power Made Perfect?Power Made Perfect? Is There a Christian Politics for the Twenty-First Century?— a new book by Gordon College Professor of Political Science Timothy Sherratt—offers a distinctive approach to government and politics. Published by Wipf and Stock/Cascade Books in March 2016, with a foreword written by Stan Gaede, President of the Christian College Consortium, Power Made Perfect? explores how politics would be different if Christians acknowledged Jesus Christ as the archetype of all rulers, democratic and nondemocratic.

Power Made Perfect? surveys major Christian political initiatives and schools of Christian political thought, with a particular emphasis on American politics, and then outlines ways in which Christians in churches can practice faithful political engagement. Gideon Strauss, Senior Fellow at the Center for Public Justice in Washington, D.C., writes, “How do we follow Jesus in our political lives so that we are really following Jesus, rather than merely using Jesus’ name as cover for pursuing our own agenda and advantage? Read Power Made Perfect? Sherratt offers an accessible, thoughtful introduction to political discipleship in the twenty-first-century United States.”

Timothy R. A. Sherratt is Professor of Political Science at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. He is the author, with Ronald P. Mahurin, of Saints as Citizens: A Guide to Public Responsibilities for Christians (1995), and writes regularly for the Center for Public Justice’s Capital Commentary series. He was educated at Oxford University and received a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.