Politics After Christendom

OVERVIEW

Please join us Sunday mornings at 8:00am for this 12 lesson study as we consider the book “Politics After Christendom”, by David VanDrunen. Please listen to this interview with David VanDrunen on The Reformed Forum to gain a better understanding of what his book is about: https://reformedforum.org/podcasts/ctc633/

TEXT(S)
Politics after Christendom: Political Theology in a Fractured World, by David VanDrunen

COURSE SCHEDULE

Week 1: Sunday, August 23, 2020

Lesson 1 – Political Theology: Legitimate, But Provisional, Common, But Accountable: The Contours Of A Christian Political Theology

HOMEWORK
Recommended Reading in Preparation for Lesson 1: “Politics After Christendom”, Pages 9 – 55

Week 2: Sunday, August 30, 2020

Lesson 2 – Political Theology: Nature, Grace, And The Biblical Covenants

HOMEWORK
Recommended Reading in Preparation for Lesson 2: “Politics After Christendom”, Pages 56 – 78

Week 3: Sunday, September 6, 2020

Lesson 3 – Political Theology:The Noahic Origins Of Political Community: The Old Testament (Part 1)

HOMEWORK
Recommended Reading in Preparation for Lesson 3: “Politics After Christendom”, Pages 79 – 99

Week 4: Sunday, September 13, 2020

Lesson 4 – Political Theology:The Noahic Origins Of Political Community: The Old Testament (Part 2)

HOMEWORK
Recommended Reading in Preparation for Lesson 4: “Politics After Christendom”, Pages 79 – 99

Week 5: Sunday, September 20, 2020

Lesson 5 – Political Theology:The Noahic Origins Of Political Community: The New Testament

HOMEWORK
Recommended Reading in Preparation for Lesson 5: “Politics After Christendom”, Pages 100 – 123

Week 6: Sunday, September 27, 2020

Lesson 6 – Political Theology: Natural Law And Political Community

HOMEWORK
Recommended Reading in Preparation for Lesson 6: “Politics After Christendom”, Pages 124 – 149

Week 7: Sunday, October 4, 2020

Lesson 7 – Political Theology: Responsible Citizens, Patient Sojourners: Christains’ Public Life Under Two Covenants

HOMEWORK
Recommended Reading in Preparation for Lesson 7: “Politics After Christendom”, Pages 150 – 176

Part 1 Q&A: Sunday, October 11, 2020

PART 1: Question & Answer

CLASS AUDIO

Week 8: Sunday, October 18, 2020

Lesson 8 – Political Ethics: Pluralism And Religious Liberty

HOMEWORK
Recommended Reading in Preparation for Lesson 8: “Politics After Christendom”, Pages 179 – 213

Week 9: Sunday, October 25, 2020

Lesson 9 – Political Ethics: Family And Commerce

HOMEWORK
Recommended Reading in Preparation for Lesson 9: “Politics After Christendom”, Pages 179 – 213

Week 10: Sunday, November 1, 2020

Lesson 10 – Political Ethics: Justice And Rights

HOMEWORK
Recommended Reading in Preparation for Lesson 10: “Politics After Christendom”, Pages 249 – 289
OUTLINE
CLASS AUDIO

Week 11: Sunday, November 8, 2020

Lesson 11 – Political Ethics: Customs And Laws

HOMEWORK
Recommended Reading in Preparation for Lesson 11: “Politics After Christendom”, Pages 290 – 318
OUTLINE
CLASS AUDIO

Week 12: Sunday, November 15, 2020

Lesson 12 – Political Ethics: Authority And Resistance

HOMEWORK
Recommended Reading in Preparation for Lesson 12: “Politics After Christendom”, Pages 319 – 356
OUTLINE
CLASS AUDIO

Week 13: Sunday, November 22, 2020

Lesson 13 – Political Ethics: Reflection On The Liberal And Conservative Traditions

HOMEWORK
Recommended Reading in Preparation for Lesson 13: “Politics After Christendom”, Pages 357 – 383
OUTLINE
CLASS AUDIO

"Him we proclaim,
warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom,
that we may present everyone mature in Christ."
(Colossians 1:28, ESV)

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