In today’s episode, Coyle and Ed chat with Jonathan Leeman, the author of the recent book Political Church. In that book, Leeman defends a distinctive picture of the ways in which the church is ineliminably political, and the realm of politics is ineliminably religious. Leeman unpacks this vision of the church, critiques alternative ways of thinking about the relationship between politics and religion, and explains what a more authentically political church would look like.
Books/Readings Mentioned in the Episode:
- Political Church: The Local Assembly as Embassy of Christ’s Rule by Jonathan Leeman
- “Religion as a Conversation Stopper” by Richard Rorty
- “The Idea of Public Reason Revisited” by John Rawls