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People forget that even an ideal realm with such sacred foundations as the Holy Roman Empire, with an emperor who was personally holy such as Henry II, still remains something this-worldly and earthly.
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This election cycle has forced a lot of Christians—myself included—to rethink their approach to politics from the ground up. While Hillary Clinton’s nomination by the Democratic Party didn’t come as much of a shock, this time last year I couldn’t have predicted that Donald Trump would emerge victorious from the Republican primaries. 1,403 more words
I have a new article out in a special edition of Religions edited by Michael Thate and Douglas Davies, on the theme Religion and the Individual: Belief, Practice, and Identity… 80 more words
The church is adrift on the choppy seas of modern political discourse. To be sure, her members have their political opinions, but more often than not these are built on presuppositions about government that have never been analysed, and result in positions on policy that therefore cannot be theologically justified. 913 more words