Peterson, Ben
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Ben Peterson is an assistant professor of political science at Abilene Christian University. He has published essays in a number of outlets, drawing from resources in Christian social and political theory, the broader Western tradition of political thought, and contemporary social science to address questions relevant to public policy.


Christians Need Stronger Conventions, Not State Power, to Influence Culture

Deep, broad cultural change often results not primarily from government imposition or propagation of ideas, but from committed social entrepreneurs who pilot alternative conventions. Public pronouncement of Christian values, absent change in underlying social conventions, is a poor substitute for deeply rooted change internal to the church.

Date posted: 2023-09-09