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Christians and Politics (PDF)

Christians and Politics (PDF)

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Perfect for small groups or individual study! Designed to spark discussion and thought about how to live out God's call for justice in our world. Each session includes Sojourners' articles, questions for discussion, and ideas for further study.

  • 4 sessions, 8 articles, 40 pages.

About this guide: The fledgling Christian communities of the New Testament lived under the thumb of the Roman Empire. Early church leaders' lives and epistles portray the functions of the state as a partial good-- when it is doing good. Where does a careful study of Romans 13--in which we are to distinguish between the "honor" due to the government and the "fear" due to God--lead us in evaluating our social and political actions today?