The Christian in Politics - Walter JamesOxford University Press, 1962, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a tape-repaired tear to the tail of the spine. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “As long as men have debated the rival claims of God and Caesar it has been evident that religion and political life cannot be entirely separated. In Britain, as in other English-speaking countries, there is a strong tradition of Christian participation in political life, and practising Christians have never been lacking from the political scene, as is shown by the names of Wilberforce, Shaftesbury, Gladstone, Halifax, Lansbury and Cripps as well as many of our contemporaries. Yet Christians have differed from one another widely in party allegiance and have co-operated politically with party colleagues who do not share their faith; political parties in the English-speaking world, unlike some on the Continent of Europe, do not claim the label ‘Christian’. What then is the distinctive Christian contribution to politics, if there is one, and what should be the role of a Christian politician? This and allied questions are surveyed with insight and freshness of approach by Mr James. ”