The Naked Public Square

The public square, like nature, abhors a vacuum. If it is not filled with the lively expression of the most deeply held convictions of the people, including their convictions grounded in religion, it will be filled by the quasi-religious beliefs of secularism’ as Nazism and communism showed.

—Gordon Preece, “The Public People of God: A Paradigm for Social Ethics.” Evangelical Review of Theology, vol. 24 (Carlisle, Cumbria, UK: Paternoster Periodicals, 2000).

Author: Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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