Politics You Didn't Know You Knew: forgotten political propaganda of the New Testament
With Guest Speaker Dr Stephen Backhouse
How should the church respond to proposed changes in the law that conflict with Christian teaching? How do you explain the survival of the church over 2000 years of clashing with and being persecuted by various empires? Is Christianity a private faith or a political stance, or both - or neither!?
This week's CHOW will be a unique opportunity to hear from one of the most exciting voices in thinking about our relationship to the power structures of this world. Our session is called 'Politics You Didn't Know You Knew: forgotten political propaganda of the New Testament'
We are join by Dr Stephen Backhouse who is the Social and Political Theologian at St Miletus College, London - the largest Anglican training college in the UK. Stephen is originally from Canada.
We first came across Stephen when he spoke at The HTB Leadership Conference in 2013 and have been closely following his work since.
Here's how Stephen describes this week's talk:
'The Christian religion's most well known and well worn phrases were not originally religious at all. They were intended to be - and were seen to be - political statements making public pronouncements about public matters for a public people.'