Theology, it appeared to Hodge, naturally included political theology
Lord Macaulay and the Limits of Liberalism
Liberals historically did not accede to Enlightenment or secularist ideology regarding the civil order.
Samuel B. Wylie and the Invention of Secular America
1800 saw the invention of a secular America, not a Christian one. There was no need to invent an explicitly Christian founding, largely because the Christian socio-civil foundation of the republic was already largely assumed.
Evangelicals, Guns, and Church and State in the Early Republic
19th Century ministers regularly preached to men carrying guns. Politicians and military figures in the Nineteenth Century United States publicly and enthusiastically committed to the so-called separation of church and state also regularly ordered government workers, soldiers, and militiamen to attend religious services.
Christianity, Education, and Secularism in 1900 America
At the beginning of the Twentieth Century, secularization in Western intellectual and political life led to policy changes in education, particularly in France and in the United States. The American republic’s commitment to a disestablished federal religious regime...
So Natural is the Union of Religion with Justice: Blogging through Hooker’s Laws, Book V
So I know I've been absolutely terrible about contributing to this blog, but I am at last ready to start making up for lost time by using this blog, at the very least, as a running journal for...*drum roll*...the long-delayed Richard Hooker Modernization Project,...
Who Are Our Time Lords?
In Sid Meier's classic game Civilization III, one of the first "technologies" that your chosen civilization must learn is the calendar (which, amusingly, unlocks the ability to build the Stonehenge, even if you happen to be the Chinese or Incas). As a teenager, this...
Social Activism and the New Testament
Does the “social justice” turn of some evangelicals line up with New Testament’s approach to societal problems?
Nationalism in Earliest Christianity
Do the earliest days of church history offer pushback to a defense of “Christian nationalism”?
Survival and Resistance in Christian America: Christian Reconstruction in the Pacific Northwest: A Review
A fine addition to an expanding list of historically grounded monographs on Christian Reconstruction.