Faith, Hope, No Charity: An Inside Look at the Born Again Movement in Canada and the United States
Contains Illustrations, Bibliography
B.A. Robinson was a freelance reviewer from Toronto.
As a Jew who writes regularly for the Anglican Canadian Churchman, a prestigious monthly religious newspaper, Judith Haiven brings an interesting perspective to the subject of the born-again Christian movement. As a non-Christian, she is not hampered by the Christian’s faith and can examine this political and religious movement with dispassion and critical analysis. This is a strong book that again and again points out the hypocrisy of the born-again Christian who espouses two sets of values — one for the people who interpret Christianity the way he does, and another for the rest of the world. By her style the author places this dichotomy clearly and distinctly in print and leaves the reader wondering how and why so many have joined this off-shoot of the main-line churches.
This is not the definitive study of the movement, but it will set many people thinking about the implications and ramifications of its growth and its manipulation of political powers.