Modern Believing

THEOLOGY AFTER BREXIT

Modern Believing (2020), 61, (2), 113–125.

Abstract

The process of Brexit has exposed deep and damaging divisions in civil society and shown the dysfunctional nature of our politics and political institutions. These divisions have further exposed underlying issues of racism and xenophobia, and a failure of the churches to offer a theological critique or to come to terms with their own imperialist, colonialist, and ‘exceptionalist’ past. The incarnation of God in Christ and the dynamics of the Christian faith, however, give the churches the theological and spiritual tools to challenge the divisions and breakdown in society.

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Draper, Jonathan