Christianity and Party Politics aims to discuss and evaluate the contemporary relationship between party politics and religion. The book focuses on the important role of the Church in both electoral politics and public policy formulation in th
Introduction : the neglected dimension of British politics -- Religion and voting behaviour in Britain : from denominational cleavage to the alpha vote -- More Methodism than Marxism? : Christianity and the British party system -- Still the "Conservative Party at prayer"? : the role of Church of England bishops in Parliament -- A Presbyterian conscience : the Church of Scotland, the Labour Party, and the politics of social justice -- Little wonder "we don't do God" : ethics, life issues, and the power of the Christian lobby -- Still fighting a losing battle? : equalities and the weakness of the Christian lobby -- Conclusions : the British model of politics and religion.
Published: 1st December 2010
Publisher: Willan Pub.