Christian Identity (Studies in Reformed Theology) by E. Van Der Borght

By E. Van Der Borght

During this age of globalization, a necessity for a communicative rationalization of non-public and workforce positions additionally motivates Christians to explain extra accurately their id on the subject of different actors in society. What makes a Christian a Christian? what's in particular Christian in social acions or political calling? Is there a distinction among Christian justice and justice normally - and how Christians take care of justice? what's our calling as Christians? The contributions during this quantity are the results of the sixth biannual IRTI convention in Seoul 2005 in this subject matter.

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This kind of confrontations often requires more self-surrender than is required for quietism and to be silent before the persecutors. But Christians do not fear the risk because they do not belong to themselves, but are owned by their Lord. The impact of the belief that we are owned by Christ and do not propagate an alternative society can be made clear by a story that is told of Luther. ” That means two things. First, that the kingdom of God does not disturb earthly conditions to the very end of earth’s history.

It is remarkable how close theologians were to the courts. 24 Later colonialism displays this ideology in a more secular form. Here the ideal is also to change the world for the better, and missionary activities and conquest go hand in hand. Today it seems that Christian religion and imperial power have fully integrated again. We live in a post-Augustine era. The Augustinian critique on the Eusebian, unambiguous, imperial theology is silent. This is the case in spite of the constitutional claim of the separation of church and state in WestCf.

It is not one of the discoveries of twentieth century theology that righteousness is the core of the biblical message? Should we go back to an uncritical theology that the greatest theologian of the twentieth century, Karl Barth, contested with all his power, which contest precisely made him the greatest theologian? 29 Should we return to the time before the Confession of Belhar? Can we place all ideologies in the same box? Can we place Constantine and the WARC, Vergil and the WCC together so easily?

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