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The Mighty and the Almighty : an Essay in Political Theology

Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Questions how the church and state should be related, through an examination of the relationship between divine and political authority.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wolterstorff, Nicholas.
Mighty and the Almighty : An Essay in Political Theology.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Wolterstorff
ISBN: 9781139528900 1139528904 9781139526517 1139526510 9781139225779 1139225774
OCLC Number: 804664918
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 181 pages)
Contents: 1. Framing the issues: understanding Polycarp --
2. Yoder's objection to our framing of the issues --
3. The "two cities" objection to our framing of the issues --
4. Authority --
5. Governance --
6. Authority to govern --
7. Calvin on God, governmental authority, and obedience --
8. What did Paul actually say? --
9. God's governance of humankind --
10. Recap --
11. The political implications of the nature and existence of the church --
12. Discarding the "two rules" doctrine --
13. The rights-limited state --
14. Institutional rights as limits on the authority of the state --
15. Wrap-up: Polycarp re-visited.
Responsibility: Nicholas Wolterstorff.
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