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The Church in Crisis: the Prophetic Dimension


The relationship between Church and State has been an issue of much debate throughout the ages. In the 1950s Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) argued that ‘the church must be reminded that it is not the master nor the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority

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