CI News: 19 May 2017

In the news this week: Election Briefing 2017 is launched by The Christian Institute – a proposal in Scotland to ban parents from smacking their children has faced a wave of criticism – a top school in London wants its uniform to include skirts for boys – a Christian printer wins his case after being sued for turning down a gay pride request.

9. Cromwell and Charles II

In this lecture, we will continue from the previous lesson, in which we heard the rumblings of civil war in England between King Charles I (and the Royalists) and the Parliamentarians. The Parliamentarians were largely a Puritan faction, though the war was not simply about religion. Yet, as Oliver Cromwell observed, “Religion wasn’t the thing at first contested for but God brought it to that issue at last.”

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