Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Jesus and Politics

The best book that I have read recently on Christian Politics is Jesus and Politics: Confronting the Powers by Alan Storkey. He taught social theology in London for twenty years, and now lives and writes in Cambridge, England.

He does a very clear analysis of the political message of the gospels. His explanation of the political situation in Jesus time is very thorough. My only concern was that he does not take some quite radical ideas through to their logical conclusion.

He is happy to confront capitalism. But he does not confront the weaknesses in modern social democracy.

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