C-Relation Of Church And State

SKU: 8190

Today in America, some people invoke the mythical constitutional principle "separation of Church and State" to inhibit the free exercise of religion. The tension between the authority of God's law on earth and the secular authority has a long and winding history. In this booklet, the Very Rev. Bede Jarrett traces the difficulties in this struggle. While he concentrates on how the relationship between Church and State developed in the Middle Ages, he does not ignore the attitudes which men have had toward the State from antiquity and in the early days of Christianity before Constantine. From St. Thomas Becket to St. Thomas More - even to our own days, this struggle has consumed many great men. By getting the benefit of this historical perspective - we can gain insight into the upheavals of our own day.

42 pp.