Faith in Politics?
This fascinating book, written by Richard Harries (The Bishop of Oxford between 1987 and 2006) explores the Christian basis of our political life and its influence on key concepts such as freedom, human rights, and democracy. Richard is currently Gresham...
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This fascinating book, written by Richard Harries (The Bishop of Oxford between 1987 and 2006) explores the Christian basis of our political life and its influence on key concepts such as freedom, human rights, and democracy. Richard is currently Gresham Professor of Divinity and an Honrary Professor of Theology and King's College, London.
In Faith in Politics? Richard Harries addresses our concerns by re-examining the roots of our political values. He considers the various strands of thought that have had a bearing on political philosophy over time, such as utilitarianism and liberalism, and how each contribute to contemporary views of the good society. He argues strongly that a Christian perspective has a distinct part to play in the shaping of our life together, and that rediscovering this perspective can help towards building a better society.
Richard Douglas Harries, Baron Harries of Pentregarth (born 2 June 1936) is a retired bishop of the Church of England. He was the 41st Bishop of Oxford from 1987 to 2006. Since 2008 he has been the Gresham Professor of Divinity in the City of London
Professor Harries has published 26 books and numerous articles, covering a wide range of interests, most recently, Faith in Politics? Rediscovering the Christian roots of our political values and Issues of Life and Death: Christian faith and medical intervention.
His other books include: Art and the Beauty of God (Mowbrays, 1993); Christianity and War in the Nuclear Age (Mowbrays, 1986); Is there a Gospel for the Rich? (Mowbrays, 1992), After the Evil: Christianity and Judaism after the Holocaust (OUP, 2003); C. S. Lewis: The Man and his God (Collins, 1987), and a collection of his contributions to 'Thought for the Day' on Radio 4's Today Programme to which he has been a regular contributor since 1972, In Gladness of Today (Harper Collins, 1999).