Welcome to TheoPol—a weekly snapshot of interconnections between theology and politics (posted biweekly during the summer).
In one light, theology and politics should have little to say to each other.
Theology is reflection upon the experience of faith. It is the way we think about the ultimate, whatever our ultimate cares and concerns may be. Politics rightly deals with sublunary questions, like how to tackle a public problem at a particular time, given the constraints and opportunities.
Theology can be cast as a view from the cosmos. In comparison, politics is a street-level transaction.
In another light, almost everyone has ultimate concerns. …read more