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    A Panel Discussion of James K. A. Smith’s Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology * : Introduction: An Augustine for Our Time.David P. Henreckson - 2019 - Studies in Christian Ethics 32 (1):105-107.
    James K. A. Smith’s book Awaiting the King interrogates the religious nature of contemporary politics and the political nature of Christian practice, and in doing so draws Augustine out of the ivory tower to which many have confined him, putting the late-antique theologian into a conversation with a host of contemporary voices.
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    Rights, Recognition, and the Order of Shalom: On Wolterstorff’s Political Theology.David P. Henreckson - 2014 - Studies in Christian Ethics 27 (4):453-473.
    Nicholas Wolterstorff’s The Mighty and the Almighty is an intervention in the field of Christian political theology. He argues that traditional political theology in both its premodern and contemporary forms has tended to fall into perfectionist and providentialist traps, allowing the state to claim divinely-bestowed authority where it has none. In response, his constructive project advances particular views of the relationship between divine and political authority as well as the relationship between the state, conceived as a divinely-authorized rights-limited institution, and (...)
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    Resisting the Devil’s Instruments: Early Modern Resistance Theory for Late Modern Times.David P. Henreckson - 2018 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 38 (1):43-57.
    In the midst of religious conflict in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, a number of prominent Protestant theologians and lawyers wrote on the collective moral obligation to resist systemic injustice. My essay focuses on Johannes Althusius, who offers a theological account of the political community and its obligation to preserve the common good and resist injustice. Thinking alongside Althusius, I will consider not only the conditions that may prompt acts of resistance but also the lawful means and ends (...)
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