Belief and the Nation applies Christian political philosophy to current concerns; such as democracy, the welfare state, education, crime and punishment, the beginning and end of life, the family, equality, freedom of expression, social justice, human rights, debt, overseas aid and foreign policy.
Author, John Scriven, worked with a London law firm for over 30 years and was Chairman of The Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship from 2003 to 2011. He is currently a trustee of the Christian Medical Fellowship. He is the author of legal textbooks, and contributed to Religion and Law (Theos) and Magna Carta Unravelled (Wilberforce Publications).
“In a wide ranging and thought provoking book, John Scriven helpfully tackles an impressive sweep of thorny, contemporary, political and social issues with both legal insight and theological acumen.”
HH Judge David Turner QC
“Here is a tour de force from a polymath, encompassing spheres from social justice to education, bioethics to commerce, government to family life – and all from the perspective of a deep Christian thinker.”
The Rev. Paul Perkin, Vicar, St. Mark’s Church, Battersea Rise, and Chairman, Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans UK and Ireland
“I am really impressed at how comprehensive this is and from a mind that can address so many issues.”
The Rt Rev. Dr Michael Nazir-Ali
Published in March 2013
No. of Pages: 522