The writers of the Bible clearly saw that God's will had implications for the whole of life. ‘The Bible in Politics’ looks at how this idea has been worked out across the centuries in different communities. The Bible as a source of political authority is not new — early Catholic rulers, the Reformers, and more modern leaders have all sought justification in their political decisions by reference to the Bible. No consensus as to how this could be done was ever reached and many conflicting views have emerged. More recently, there has been much debate on the subject of gender politics and the use of the Bible in justifying what are seen as out-dated or patriarchal views.