InterVarsity Press

$5 flat-rate shipping on all U.S. web orders

Political Visions & Illusions

A Survey & Christian Critique of Contemporary Ideologies

By David T. Koyzis

Available Formats You Pay You Save

Political Visions & Illusions

ebook (PDF)

$16.80

20%

Political Visions & Illusions

paperback

$20.00

20%

This paperback edition also available from Amazon and Christianbook.com

Ebook also available from Kindle, Google Play and other ebook retailers

"Political nostrums fly thick and fast in contemporary life--from print, radio, TV, pulpits and (perhaps most of all) casual conversation. David Koyzis's welcome effort uses wise biblical reasoning as well as the hard-won experience of Dutch Calvinists to winnow through the modern world's blizzard of competing politcal claims. Koyzis's analysis is both an effective survey of the world's contemporary political options and an encouraging Christian word on how to discern the critical differences. This book's combination of readable theory and wise Christian thinking is a first-order contribution to Christian political thought in its own right."

—Mark A. Noll, McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College

"David Koyzis has produced a truly original book illuminating the landscape of modern political ideologies. His approach is distinctively Christian, giving him a standpoint from which to cririque liberal as well as totalitarian ideologies. Moreover, the book is up to date with the post-Cold War world. This is the place to start for anyone who wants to understand the dynamics of ideological conflict in the world today."

—James W. Skillen, President, Center for Public Justice

"David Koyzis not only helps us to see the basic worldviews that give shape to a variety of political perspectives, he also makes a solid case for a uniquely Christian perspective on these matters. This excellent book is a much-needed 'discerning' tool for understanding the basic issues of political life."

—Richard J. Mouw, President and Professor of Christian Philosophy, Fuller Theological Seminary

"Thankfully it is now common for Christians to believe that the gospel should shape our view not only of the goals but also of the nature of our politics, and that the theme of idolatry is key to understanding not only our personal but also our political life. But until David Koyzis's Political Visions and Illusions, this understanding has remained largely vague, tentative and intuitive. This book shows clearly and in detail how biblical insight into idolatry and ideology illuminate the most concrete dimensions of political life in a way rarely grasped by more secular political scientists."

—Paul Marshall, Senior Fellow, Center for Religious Freedom, Washington, D.C.

Goodreads Reviews

$5 flat-rate shipping on all U.S. web orders