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David Brat’s Biblical Views Shape His Tea Party Politics

posted on June 12, 2014

TIME’s Elizabeth Dias reports on the connection between David Brat’s religious views and the economic and social policies that he supports. Using his academic work, Dias argues that Brat’s central contention is that we should read the Bible through the lens of capitalism. Dias writes, “This means that for Brat, the Biblical message of loving your neighbor is about making people self-sufficient. If you preach the gospel and make people good, he argues, then you make the markets good.”

Read at TIME