Reading politics through scripture: International relations, the Bible and Conservative Christianity

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Whilst the rise of secularization in the West is evident and well documented, the importance of religion and its power as a motivating force for people of faith cannot be underestimated. Taking as an example a narrative commonly espoused by conservative Christians around the status of Israel, this paper identifies some key lessons for policymakers in engaging with faith communities and argues for the inclusion of theological reflection in the policy toolbox.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association
Issue number1
Early online date15 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018


  • international relations, politics, Bible, Israel, policy, secularization