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The recent increase in Christian political activism in the U.S. invites deeper thinking about the relationship between Christian faith and modern democracy. Two British authors lead us into these basic theological questions. O’Donovan continues his authoritative studies of biblical ethics and the history of Christian political thought with The Ways of Judgment. He argues on theological grounds for an appropriately secular understanding of the judgments that deal with the imperfect but necessary business of political order, while he preserves for the church an independence that calls neither for it to submit to political judgment nor for it to impose its own judgment on the state.


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