By Luke Bretherton
Congratulations to Luke Bretherton on profitable the 2013 Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing for Christianity and modern Politics!
Relations among spiritual and political spheres proceed to stir passionate debates on either side of the Atlantic. via a mixture of theological mirrored image and empirical case experiences, Bretherton succeeds in delivering well timed and useful insights into those the most important concerns dealing with 21st century societies.
- Explores the connection among Christianity and modern politics via case stories of faith-based organisations, Christian political activism and welfare provision within the West; those case experiences verify tasks together with neighborhood organizing, reasonable exchange, and the sanctuary movement
bargains an insightful, informative account of ways Christians can have interaction politically in a multi-faith, liberal democracy
- Integrates debates in political theology with inter-disciplinary research of coverage and perform relating to non secular social, political and fiscal engagement within the united states, united kingdom, and continental Europe
- Reveals how Christians can assist hinder the subversion of the church – or even of politics itself – through felony, bureaucratic, and marketplace mechanisms, instead of advocating withdrawal or assimilation
- Engages with the intricacies of latest politics while integrating systematic and old theological mirrored image on political and financial life
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