Tag: Authority

Three principles for Christian citizens by Julian Rivers

Three principles for Christian citizens by Julian Rivers

  Summary Three basic types of argument have a proper place as Christians engage in public life. These are arguments from the common good, from institutional independence, and from conscientious witness. They are all authentic expressions of the Christian political tradition, well-grounded in Scripture. They express three principles for Christian citizens. However, all three are […]

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Disestablishment and the Church of England by Julian Rivers

Disestablishment and the Church of England by Julian Rivers

  Summary Any discussion of religious establishment raises fundamental questions about the nature and relationship of church and state. Before addressing specific issues within the establishment debate, this essay seeks to identify the Christian understanding of these two institutions and discusses various models for their interrelationship. It concludes that while some reforms are desirable, the […]

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Women, Men and the nature of God: Equality but not symmetry, by Michael Ovey

Women, Men and the nature of God: Equality but not symmetry, by Michael Ovey

  Summary Presuppositions matter in any debate. This chapter looks at a presupposition sometimes held in the debate over women’s ordination, that God could not by his nature restrict certain roles in churches to men. In the light of the relationship between God the Father and God the Son, it will argue that this presupposition […]

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