- Robin Parry
- Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).
Thursday, 9 December 2010
God and Government (SPCK)
I am currently reading an excellent book:
Nick Spencer and Jonathan Chaplain (eds), God and Government. London: SPCK, 2009.
It is a superb collection of essays on Christianity and politics. Here is the contents page.
Introduction — Nick Spencer
1. Government as an ambiguous power — Nigel Wright
2. The nature and role of government in the Bible — Julian Rivers
3. Neither anarchy nor tyranny: government and the New Testament — Tom Wright
4. The role of government in classical Christian political thought — David McIlroy
5. Government and social infrastructure — Nicholas Townsend
6. Government, solidarity and subsidiarity — Philip Booth
7. Government and the common good — Clifford Longley
8. Government and equality — Andrew Bradstock
9. Conclusion: Christian political wisdom — Jonathan Chaplain
So far I have read through to the end of ch. 7 and the book has not dropped a stitch yet. The contributors and the topics are well chosen and the material is stimulating and thought-provoking.