|November 2007 Newsletter|
IN CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
A Beka Book
FOR CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
Bob Jones University Press
|Tries to transform subject
but lacks Biblical depth
|Adds general Biblical concepts|
to standard secular content
Both forfeit Christocentrism by underdeveloping Scriptural principles.
Neither links the Constitution's premise of human depravity to
Christ's necessary deity to atone for sin, and thus to trinitarianism.
Neither tells how original intent preserves trinitarian federalism.
|Briefly deplores "incorporation"
of U.S. Bill of Rights on states
|Takes no position on|
this erosion of federalism
Neither tracks unitarian trends on police powers and interstate commerce.
Neither ties the lapse from trinitarian constitutionalism to
optimistic views of human nature and denial of Christ's deity.
Both miss how this affects foreign policy, and money and banking.
|Notes flaws, dangers, abuses
in federal regulatory bodies
|Accepts growing bureaucracy|
as inevitable in modern life
|Some free market principles||Fewer free market principles|
Both stress how today's "separation of church and state"
departs from the original intent of the establishment clause.
Both note the importance of virtue to freedom, of Christian conservative
political activism, of the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
|Teacher Guide separate
from student edition
easier to use
|33 factual errors
15 technical defects
|37 factual errors|
21 technical defects