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Political Science by Cale Horne

Cale Horne. Political Science.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, May 31st, 2016. 48 pp.

This is a booklet that is part of the Faithful Learning Series published by Presbyterian and Reformed that provides an introductory look at various academic discipline from the perspective of the Christian worldview.  The first work I read from this series was on Literature and that booklet made me reevaluate my apathy towards works of fiction and it actually increased my interests in literature from an academic and Christian point of view (not long after that I picked up Great Gatsby).  So when I found out that there’s another booklet in the series that focused on what was my major in undergraduate, I knew I had to get it and read it right away.

The author Cale Horne is a political science professor who did a good job writing this booklet for a Christian general reading audience. I appreciate how in the beginning of the book Horne states that he believes there’s a role for Christians to be concerned with political affairs but he was wise to add that this is something Christians “can do” instead of “should do.” Horne recognizes that many Christians around the world and throughout much of Church history did not have the opportunity to be concerned with politics.  I appreciate the author’s spirit in writing this as I see this as humility in his approach toward the academic discipline of Political Science.

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