B Unit 2: Contents

The Biblical and Historical Backgrounds of Modern CST

 

2.1        INTRODUCTION TO UNIT 2 

2.2        THE ‘JUST GOVERNMENT STRAND’ IN THE BIBLE

2.2.1       Introducing readings from Scripture

2.2.2       An outline of biblical history

2.2.3       Just government: (1) The Torah

2.2.4       Just government: (2) The role of Israel’s king

2.2.5       Just government: (3) Jesus

2.2.6       Just government: (4) God above Caesar

2.2.7       Why should people accept government’s claim to authority?

2.2.8       How should government be constituted? Clarifying the question

2.2.9       How should government be constituted?  Forms of government in Scripture

2.2.10     Conclusion: the ‘just government strand’ in the Bible

2.3        THE CHURCH’S SOCIAL TEACHING 100-1740 CE

2.3.1       Questions for discussion half way through the unit

2.3.2       The patristic period

2.3.3       The medieval period

2.3.4       The early modern period

2.4        THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF MODERN CST

2.4.1       From Christian division to a new search for knowledge

2.4.2       The French Revolution and its ‘long tail’

2.4.3       A chronology of events, 1776-1960

2.4.4       ‘Liberalism’

2.4.5       ‘Conservatism’ and ‘socialism’

2.4.6       How is CST related to liberalism, conservatism and socialism?

2.4.7       Conclusion of historical outline

2.5        REVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF UNIT 2

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2.6          COMMENTS ON UNIT 2

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