Wisdom Capstone Course – Politics and Faithful Citizenship: Living as Dual Citizens
July 26 - July 30
Wisdom Capstone Course – Politics and Faithful Citizenship: Living as Dual Citizens, July 26-30, 2021. Taught by Dr. Bradford Littlejohn.
What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of God and the kingdoms of this world? What is the nature and scope of the authority that God has delegated to civil authorities and church authorities, and how do we navigate the conflicts that arise at the intersection of these two? How do we seek to apply our Christian convictions in public life while recognizing the limits of what can be accomplished by political means?
In this one-week residential course, taught by Davenant President Brad Littlejohn, a prominent scholar of Christian political thought, we will explore different paradigms by which the church throughout history has sought to navigate the clashing loyalties of the Christian citizen, with a focus on the political theology of the magisterial Reformation and its continuing relevance today. You will come away from this course with a clearer sense of the depth and diversity of Christian political reflection, and a clearer vision of your vocation as a Christian citizen in the midst of a hostile world.