It’s well known that the late UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a Methodist. Less well-known is how her faith influenced her politics. A recent book, God and Mrs. Thatcher, by Eliza Filby, attempts to answer that question:
In an attempt to source the origins of Margaret Thatcher’s “conviction politics,” Eliza Filby explores how Thatcher’s worldview was shaped and guided by the lessons of piety, thrift and the Protestant work ethic learned in Finkin Street Methodist Church, Grantham, from her lay-preacher father.
See a talk by the author at the conservative Heritage Foundation here.