Sunday, May 27, 2018

C.S. Lewis on Political Sermons

"Most political sermons teach the congregation nothing except what newspapers are taken at the rectory." -- C.S. Lewis (From Christian Apologetics)

Lewis was a realist when it came to politics. He wrote, "Theology teaches us what ends are desirable and what ends are lawful, while Politics teaches us what means are effective. Thus Theology tells us that every man ought to have a decent wage. Politics tells us by what means this is likely to be attained." (God in the Dock, p. 92)

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

In comparing theology and politics, one could say that theology teaches us what our ultimate goals in life should be, while politics teaches us the appropriate way to attain these goals.