Thabo Makgoba

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

Published in print October 2015 | ISBN: 9780199218561
Published online July 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191749698 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks


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For Anglicans there has never been a distinct division between public and private, political and personal, when it comes to matters of faith and their application in Christian ethics. This chapter considers Anglicanism’s engagement with politics. It looks at how Anglicans have addressed issues of justice, righteousness, and redemption from the ethics of individual choice through to national and international politics and economics. This chapter analyses the history of Anglican approaches to politics by unpicking scripture. It discusses how Anglicanism has interacted with politics by looking at churches and nations, the evolution of the Anglican Communion’s institutional life, and contemporary culture.

Keywords: Anglicanism; politics; scripture; economics; Anglican Communion; ethics; contemporary culture; global; institution

Article.  5867 words. 

Subjects: Christianity ; Sociology of Religion ; Religious Studies

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