L. K. Solomon Showcases RELIGION IN SOCIAL CONFLICT at Regional Book Show
L. K. Solomon has recently released his new book, titled Religion in Social Conflict. Now, he is set to showcase his insightful ideas and practical wisdom in addressing present-day concerns regarding an age-old church-state conflict, in a prestigious regional book show. As a boy-preacher, Solomon discovered not only profound spiritual and biblical truths, but also the tough and challenging realities among religious institutions, especially in their leadership and their roles in social conflict, all of which he shares in details in his latest work.
Solomon's book is founded on a triad of truths. First, it establishes that each social institution is found in the ancient history of mankind. Second, it declares that each of these social institutions plays a very significant role in the development and success of humankind in all its ups and downs. Third, it clarifies that religion is not the "teacher's pet" in the classroom of God, but an institution of the same value as the other social institutions.
The book then recognizes the problem areas and concerns of each institution or social force. Society must recognize, acknowledge, support and encourage the primary function of each institution, recognize and establish a working relationship with the leaders of each institution, and come to an agreement with them on institutional goals and objectives.
The presence of social institutions from ancient times and the universal presence of most of their main types in all known societies point to the fact that societies cannot exist without them. This obvious indispensability indicates fundamental "causes" or impelling reasons for their existence. They must perform functions which are essential to the life of societies. They must be characteristic of human nature as these express themselves in social contacts and situations among associated human behavior which are called social institutions.
The book appeals to readers as they will see the cause and effect of social and religion-motivated conflicts. It has become highly relevant today as more and more religions emerge with more control over their members and less control by laws, while expecting support from taxes instead of supporting their religion programs by their tithes. To help deliver its compelling message, leaders of nine social institutions are tapped as characters.