For the Common Good by J. Daryl Charles

For the Common Good

Good and Bad Ways to Think About Religion and Politics
by Robert Benne
Eerdmans, 2010
(128 pages, $14.00, paperback)

reviewed by J. Daryl Charles

Robert Benne, Director of the Roanoke College Center for Religion and Society and Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion (Emeritus) at Roanoke College, writes from within the confessional Lutheran tradition. In his latest book he is concerned with the mode by which people of religious conviction interact with the political process. He begins with a brief sketch of several factors that have helped galvanize cultural reaction to religion since the 1960s. Among th . . .