Christianity and Contemporary Politics
The Conditions and Possibilities of Faithful WitnessBook - 2010
Congratulations to Luke Bretherton on winning the 2013Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing for Christianityand Contemporary Politics !
Relations between religious and political spheres continue tostir passionate debates on both sides of the Atlantic. Through acombination of theological reflection and empirical case studies,Bretherton succeeds in offering timely and invaluable insights intothese crucial issues facing 21st centurysocieties.Explores the relationship between Christianity and contemporarypolitics through case studies of faith-based organizations,Christian political activism and welfare provision in the West;these case studies assess initiatives including communityorganizing, fair trade, and the sanctuary movement
Offers an insightful, informative account of how Christians canengage politically in a multi-faith, liberal democracy Integrates debates in political theology withinter-disciplinary analysis of policy and practice regardingreligious social, political and economic engagement in the USA, UK,and continental Europe Reveals how Christians can help prevent the subversion of thechurch ? and even of politics itself ? by legal,bureaucratic, and market mechanisms, rather than advocatingwithdrawal or assimilation Engages with the intricacies of contemporary politics whilstintegrating systematic and historical theological reflection onpolitical and economic life