Against the Ideology of Certainty Besetting US Christians (Out of Babylon 3)

We journey with Walter Brueggemann into the territory of Christian choice–whether to equate God’s will with the will of the nation and resolve morality into the aims of national power, or to choose the “local tradition” of adherence to God’s priorities even when they clash with the priorities and values of empire. The latter involves first recognizing that there is a necessary and unresolvable conflict between any national will and Judeo-Christian morality. Brueggemann asks, will the Christian church be a national church or will it be governed only by God?

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