Christianity and Democracy (MDT)
28th January @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
‘It has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried.…’ (Winston Churchill). A realistic assessment? It’s the best we’ve got? Yet democracy is a fragile plant and perhaps not in the rudest of health. Does that matter to Christians? What role does the church have vis-à-vis democracy? This course will engage with such questions in the light of history, current events and contemporary writers.
Stephen Heap is a Baptist minister and Professor of Theology whose work has taken him into the borderlands of theology and politics. His academic work has been on theology and politics. His jobs in local churches, chaplaincy, and as the Church of England’s National Higher Education Adviser have involved direct engagement with local and national government. Discerning the call of God in the public realm is a major concern to him.
This event is for Clergy and Readers and will take place online via Zoom.