Politics and Christianity

The relationship between Christianity and politics is a historically complex subject and a frequent source of disagreement throughout Church history, and in modern politics between the Christian right and Christian left. Most researchers studying the intersecting and influence of Christianity and politics on one another frequently quote Matthew 22, in which Jesus, in response to the Pharisees' question about the legality of paying taxes to Caesar, says, “Give therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's.”

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