'Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.'
Join us for this online talk with Dr Christopher Watkin, as he unpacks his Cambridge Paper, 'Are Christianity and Society in Conflict?'
We increasingly hear the argument that biblical values are in fundamental conflict with contemporary Western society, but is that really the case? This paper considers the example of freedom, a core value of Western liberal democracy and also a major biblical theme. Paul’s treatment of the dominant values of his day in 1 Corinthians 1 shows the inadequacy both of straightforwardly opposing biblical and societal values, and of seeing them in simple continuity. The paper draws implications from Paul’s cruciform account for the areas of evangelism, apologetics, and cultural critique.
The talk will be followed by a live Q&A.