Document: E.L.H. Taylor, The Christian Philosophy of Law, Politics & the State (Nutley, NJ.: The Craig Press, 1969).

Excerpt: What indeed has Christianity to say to the temporal activities and institutions of modern men? What is the relation of the Christian to the modern world? What is the nature of political obligation and the limit of political authority? How is government related to business, industry and technology? What is the relation of a trade union to a political party? What relation should exist between church and state and between state and religion? What relation should exist between the church and the school, between the government and the education of the children of Christian parents, and between religion and education ? Has the church any right to “interfere” in politics and lay down official lines of policy for all the faithful in Christ to follow? Should Christians seek to leaven the lump of secular political parties and institutions or should they seek to form their own political and social organizations based upon their own Christian convictions? Is a public consensus to be found in some form of revived natural law in terms of which Christians and secular humanists can try to work together for the common good and by means of which greater social cohesion can be established between differing social classes, creeds and ideologies? How can an effective Christian witness be made in an increasingly pluralistic society such as the English-speaking world has now become? Above all, how can Christ’s kingship over Anglo-Saxon culture be given concrete expression in the lives of his English-speaking followers?

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