Jonathan Sandys has written a new book about his great grandfather Winston Churchill’s role in and attitude toward Divine Providence. Sandys doesn’t try to explain or exaggerate Churchill’s opaque personal religious beliefs. Instead he explains that his ancestor’s career was animated by an attachment to what Churchill called “Christian civilization,” which he defended both against Nazi paganism and, in his Iron Curtain speech, against Soviet oppression.
By Christian civilization Churchill meant a Western society shaped by biblical ethics premised on human dignity.
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