The Mighty and the Almighty: How Political Leaders Do God

The Mighty and the Almighty: How Political Leaders Do God

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It is striking how many global political leaders are Christian believers and how far their faith shapes and is shaped by their politics. This collection documents the Christian background of these leaders, how it has informed their political values and agenda, their priorities, and their rhetoric; and what all this says about Christianity and contemporary political power. Politicians featured include: Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin, and Stephen Harper.

Nick Spencer is director of studies at the UK based public theology think tank Theos. His books include Freedom and Order: History, Politics and the English Bible and Atheists: The Origin of the Species.



Author: Nick Spencer
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Published: 12/12/2017
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.70w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9781785901911

About the Author
Nick Spencer: Nick Spencer is director of studies at the public theology think tank Theos. His books include Freedom and Order: History, Politics and the English Bible (Hodder & Stoughton, 2011) and Athiests: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury Continuum, 2014).