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Religion Professor Published Online

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Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Dr. Kang-Yup Na, Westminster College associate professor of religion, has authored “State and Church, and the State of the Church” on Princeton Theological Seminary’s Institute for Youth Ministry webpage.

The article is part of the “Engage//Faith & Politics” section that provides short, insightful articles and resources for youth or Bible study groups to start the conversation about issues that circulate through the news media, often presenting questions about how Christians should think and live.

Regarding the upcoming presidential election, Na’s article states: “For Christians, the civic duty to vote must be accompanied by the prayerful duty to discern providence. Yet among Christians, just as among Americans in general, we have deep divisions in the house. Divisions among churchgoers are so grave that partisan zeal for political victory obscures our praxis of Jesus’ commandment for us to love one another.”

The article concludes with the admonition “If we think any candidate will rescue us from what ails the universe, then a review of history or a simple glance at Augustine’s City of God might suggest a more sobering wisdom. At the least, we might learn humility.”

Contact Na at 724-946-7155 or email for additional information. Visit to read the article.