The Political Theory of Christ

And Its Creation of Our World


By Jefferson White
382 pages, 2015
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Book: The Political Theory of Christ

For once the theologians are in complete agreement: Christ has a teaching about politics, but Christ does teach a theory of politics.

But it is the argument of this book that the political teaching of Christ entails a full political theory. That theory is discovered both in Christ's teaching and in the radical impact of that teaching on the political history of the West. That history can only be understood as a deepening separation of powers over time, first between the church and the state, and then within both the church and the state.

Christ's teaching concerning the radical distinction to be made between God and Caesar has grown, over the past two thousand years, to define all human relations.