The Referendum – a question of the common weal

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William Storrar


In the context of the 2014 Referendum on independence, Professor Storrar argues for a paradigm shift in Scottish Christians’ practical theological thinking about their nation. He makes the case for a move from thinking about Scotland in terms of church, state and national identity, centred on notions of sovereignty, to thinking in terms of the congregation, public sphere and civic identity, centred on notions of the common good. He concludes by considering what an ecumenical Protestant style of imagining the common good might look like.

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