Category - Levellers

  • 26 Oct 2010

    “The poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he...”

  • 7 Sep 2009

    Gerrard Winstanley was a ‘true leveller’ in the C17th and a significant theologian, says biblical scholar Chris Rowland. We do well to remember his words and example.

  • 16 Apr 2008

    Britain counts itself as a mature democracy. But what really guarantees freedom and fairness, asks Simon Barrow, and how does the church relate to the will of the people in wider society?

  • 5 Nov 2007

    Religion has sometimes been a friend of democracy and sometimes an enemy. It is impossible to generalise (about either religion or politics). But the 'credit' side is often overlooked in current debates.

  • 2 Oct 2007

    These days, it can so easily feel as if religion is an anti-democratic force in our polity, writes Giles Fraser. No one votes for Bishops in the House of Lords, for example. So it's worth remembering that in this country, as indeed in many others too, religion was the nursemaid of democracy.