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God and Government

This volume of essays, edited by Nick Spencer and Jonathan Chaplin, considers what the proper function of government is according to Christian thought. (2009)

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What, according to Christian thought, is the proper function of government?

That is the key question this volume of essays, edited by Nick Spencer and Jonathan Chaplin, aims to address. It does not tell readers what to do, still less who to vote for. Rather, it seeks to equip us to think through what we in our roles as political Christians (that is, Christians employed, engaged or simply interested in politics) should be attempting to achieve.

God and Government (2009) is published by SPCK.

God and Government offers invaluable resources for what is now a sharply urgent task thinking through the ethical and spiritual foundations of our democracy.” Lord Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, in the foreword.

Nick Spencer and Jonathan Chaplin

Nick Spencer and Jonathan Chaplin

Nick Spencer is Director of Research at Theos. 


Jonathan Chaplin was the Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics from 2006–17.

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