Values, Truth, and Spiritual Danger: Progressive Christianity and the Age of Trump (Hardcover)
In a series of ruminations, Edward G. Simmons brings a lifetime's experiences, along with biblical and historical insights, to the ethical problems faced by Christians living under the impact of President Trump. Teaching values and respect for truth to college students and Christians of all varieties, he sometimes lectures on the Bible and sometimes writes sermons full of conviction. His combination of history, science, and biblical information is stimulating, encouraging, and often provocative for young and mature readers.
Edward G. Simmons is part-time Instructor of History at Georgia Gwinnett College near Atlanta. He earned an MA and PhD in history from Vanderbilt University. After teaching briefly at Appalachian State University, he was drafted during the Vietnam War. From 1973 to 2005 he worked with top management at Georgia's largest state agency as a trainer and consultant for upper managers, and he sometimes worked across agency lines. In retirement, he returned to his original career, applying professional experience along with academic knowledge of history, biblical studies, and popular science. He is the author of Talking Back to the Bible: A Historians Approach to Bible Study (2016) and two chapters in The Spiritual Danger of Donald Trump: 30 Evangelical Christians on Justice, Truth, and Moral Integrity (2020) edited by Ronald J. Sider.