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God and Government
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God and Government does not tell readers what to do, still less who to vote for. Rather, it seeks to equip us to think through what we in our roles as ‘political Christians’ (that is, Christians employed, engaged or simply interested in politics) should be attempting to achieve.
The writers, all highly respected theological thinkers, are: Philip Booth, Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School; Andrew Bradstock, Professor of Theology and Public Life at the University of Otago; Jonathan Chaplin, Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics; David McIlroy, Visiting Lecturer in Law at SOAS; Clifford Longley, author, broadcaster and journalist; Julian Rivers, Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Bristol; Nick Spencer, Director of Studies at Theos; Nicholas Townsend, Lecturer in Christian Ethics at the South East Institute for Theological Education; Nigel G. Wright, Principal of Spurgeon’s College, and Tom Wright, Bishop of Durham.
God and Government by Nick Spencer; Jonathan Chaplin was published by SPCK in October 2009 and is our 33174th best seller. The ISBN for God and Government is 9780281060719.
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God and GovernmentJim Currin, via The Good Book Stall
Following MP's expenses and at a time when we expect a General Election, the spotlight is on Government. What better time then to launch a project about God and Government, of which this book is a particular focus. Theos is a Christian Think Tank and here they collect a host of resources in terms of comment and study, beginning with a Foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Bishop of Durham has given a lecture on the topic and it is a good time to consider the 'ambiguous power' of Government and how the perspective of authority, Government and social infrastructure can be seen in the Bible and church history. Solidarity and subsidiarity are considered in preparation for highlighting the principle of the common good. A seminal quote for me from this important work was on page 77, 'The church must, in short, learn from Jesus before Pilate how to speak the truth to power rather than for power or merely against power'. This book keeps the balance and helps us work it out.
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|Page last updated||4th May 2016|
|Author / Artist||Nick Spencer; Jonathan Chaplin|
|Publisher||SPCK (October 2009)|
|Editor||Nick Spencer; Jonathan Chaplin|
|Number of Pages||256|