Christianity And Politics

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  • May I recommend you take a look at this book: Jesus was/is Involved in Politics! Why aren’t you? Why isn’t your church? http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-involved-politics-arent-Church/dp/144144081X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263806756&sr=8-1
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Christianity And Politics

  1. 1. Christianity and Politics Involved or separate?
  2. 2. The Separation of religion and politics. <ul><li>Some Christians believe that Christianity and politics should be kept separate. </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity is concerned with the spiritual (worshipping God and improving the soul). </li></ul><ul><li>Politics is concerned with the material (how society works). </li></ul>
  3. 3. They believe this because… <ul><li>Jesus said ‘Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and give to God what is God’s’. </li></ul><ul><li>This means some things belong to God and some to politics. </li></ul>
  4. 4. They also believe this because… <ul><li>St Paul said that Christians should obey political leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>Protestant leaders like Martin Luther King divided the spiritual from the material. </li></ul><ul><li>Religion has to be kept out of politics in a multi-faith society because no one religion can be the most important. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Involvement in politics <ul><li>Some Christians believe that Christianity cannot be kept out of politics. </li></ul><ul><li>Christians should bring Christian principles into politics. </li></ul>
  6. 6. They believe this because of the teachings of Jesus. <ul><li>Jesus was involved in politics (e.g. when he threw the money-changers out of the temple). </li></ul><ul><li>In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus showed it is impossible to serve God and money, meaning religion must control politics. </li></ul><ul><li>If you separate them you can end up being controlled by politics instead of God. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Also… <ul><li>St James showed that Christians must be involved in improving the material lives of other people. </li></ul><ul><li>Church leaders have all said that Christians should be involved in helping the poor, working for peace etc. </li></ul><ul><li>You have to be involved in politics to do this. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Example exam questions <ul><li>Outline different Christian attitudes to politics. (6) </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why Christians have different attitudes to politics.(8) </li></ul>

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