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Serving the Claims of Justice: The Thoughts of Paul B. Henry

Serving the Claims of Justice: The Thoughts of Paul B. Henry
edited by former Program Director Doug Koopman

Serving the Claims of Justice: The Thoughts of Paul B. Henry

This volume celebrates the life and work of Paul Henry by including a variety of Mr. Henry's writings from his days in graduate school to his teaching years at Calvin College and through his years in public service in Michigan and Washington, D.C. Click here for a complete table of contents.

The signature publication of the Henry Institute, the book contains twelve major selections, and various other speeches, letters, interviews, and primary and secondary source materials that illustrate how Paul Henry thought about and acted on the connections between deep religious faith and political life.

The book is supplemented by ten personal essays from people who knew Paul well at various stages of his career. Nationally syndicated columnist David S. Broder contributes a foreword, and there are nine other essays by friends such as Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Oregon Senator Mark Hatfield; North Carolina congressman David Price; Michigan congressman Fred Upton; Paul Hillegonds, former Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives; and Fuller Seminary president Richard Mouw.

The book is available through the Calvin College Campus Store, 3201 Burton, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, phone at 1-800-748-0122, or through e-mail. Contact or email the Henry Institute directly for the possibility of discounts on bulk purchases.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: David Broder

Section I: The Challenge of Ambiguity
Christians Must Face the Social Crisis Today (1970)
Excerpts from Three Young Laymen: A Symposium (1970)
Evangelical Christianity and the Radical Left (1972)
Evangelical Social Ethics: A Study in Moral Paralysis (1974)
Coming out of the Wilderness (1974)
Love, Power and Justice (1977)
Christian Perspectives on Power Politics (1979)
Essays: "Tremendously Impressed" by Stephen V. Monsma
"A Bit of a Gadfly" by Richard J. Mouw
"Warmth, Wit, and Wisdom" by James M. Penning

Section II: The Real Work of Politics
Strategies for Political Action (1974)
Christian Political Action: NACPA Reconsidered (1972)
The New Christian Right: A Practicing Politician's Perspective (1979)
Issues: General Approach, Prison Reform, Contra Aid, Persian Gulf War, Environmental Issues, Religious and Moral Issues, Partisanship
Essays "Hands and Feet to Faith" by Mark O. Hatfield
"Servant Leader in a Political World" by Paul C. Hillegonds
"Daring to be a Daniel" by Gary L. Visscher

Section III: No Easy Answers
Reflections on Evangelical Christianity and Political Action (1989)
Morality vs. Moralism: In Defense of Politics (1989)
Essays "A Stickler" by J. Dennis Hastert
"The Very Best of Friends" by Fred S. Upton
"Giving Politics Its Due" by David E. Price


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