Wednesday 4 July 2012

Nick Spencer on the Bible and Politics

The latest Cambridge Paper from the Jubilee Centre is available online, this one by Nick Spencer looking at the Bible and politics, following his book published last year, Freedom and Order: History, Politics and the English Bible (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2011), which demonstrates the strong and positive impact of the Bible on British political life.
Here is the summary:
‘This paper contends that the Bible has been the single most influential document in British political history. It takes six major political ideas, each with contemporary relevance, and shows how the Bible has shaped our attitude to each, highlighting particular hermeneutical principles critical in explaining this influence. It is suggested that a continued, strong commitment to such political virtues may be difficult to sustain if Christianity is further eroded from British public life.’

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