October 27, 2010 by Jason Hood
Whenever election season bears down upon us in the United States, the relationship between believers, the Church, and the State gets a good deal of attention from believers and unbelievers alike. With words like “ecclesial” and “theology” in our title, we aren’t particularly trendy here at the SAET, but we do think that it is an appropriate season to reflect on how we theologize and to reckon with how we apply (or do not apply!) Scripture to politics.
So we’ve invited a wide array of theological thinkers, diverse in perspectives and fame, to answer questions related to their own perspectives on Christian political responsibility and the significance (or lack thereof!) of various biblical texts. We hope this interview series contributes to the ongoing (much-needed) conversation on the role of Christians, the Church, and the State.
We’ve asked nine questions of our respondents, giving them the freedom to respond however they wish, and we are not editing their answers. Criticisms, questions, and additional thoughts are welcome in the comments.
The first few interviews (just a sampling; d.v., there’s more to come) include the following:
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