Talk

How Does Good Theology Lead to Good Society, Law and Politics?

Date recorded: 25 May 2014 | Speaker: David Robertson | Event: ELF Politics and Society Network
How Does Good Theology Lead to Good Society, Law and Politics?
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Description

Modern society tends to be presented with two assumed opposites with regard to the relationship between Christianity and society.  On the one hand it is assumed that society should be secular and that religion should be at the level of a private club.  The alternative to this is assumed to be a kind of Christian theocracy where the church runs the State and pastors have as much political power as politicians.  There is another, more biblical way.  This talk will look at how what we believe affects the way we behave and changes society for the better. We will look at how theology impacts society, law and politics. The ‘salt and light’ model of Jesus Christ is one that is more desperately needed in contemporary society than ever.