Freedom and Order: The Bible and British Politics

Freedom and Order: The Bible and British Politics

by Nick Spencer

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Freedom and Order: The Bible and British Politics by Nick Spencer


2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James' Bible and will see a great deal of celebration and comment about the impact of the Bible on British culture. Much of the story is well-known, such as the Bible's seminal influence on British language and literature, but one aspect—the influence of the Bible on English politics—is largely unknown or ignored. Moreover, when it is not ignored, the Bible's influence on politics is treated as that from which we have escaped, in order that we may enjoy our current freedoms, rather than something that contributed positively to political thought or history. This is misleading. Freedom and Order seeks to inform people of the Bible's critical and positive influence on politics in Britain throughout modern history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780340996249
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date: 05/14/2012
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Nick Spencer is Director of Studies at Theos, the public theology think tank. He has written a number of books, most recently Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living, and is the author of God and Government.

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