Hart, David Bentley
August 2013
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Aug2013, Issue 235, p45
The article presents a reflection on the paradox found in the tension between the Gospel teachings of Christianity and the political realities of the historical civilization of Christendom. The author points out the intrinsic theme of anti-institutionalism found within Christianity and reflects on how it undermines the stability of Christian societies. Examples of atrocities committed wrongly in the name of Christianity through this paradox are also identified and criticized.


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