The Church As Nation

Author: Kjell BlĂĽckert
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9783631361689
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The Church As Nation from the Author: Kjell BlĂĽckert. The twentieth century is said to have been the century of the nation and of the church. This has been asserted in various quarters. It is European nationalism and confessionalism that have constrained into being, constituted and made permanent nation-states, national churches and confessions. In this study modern theories on nationalism and ecclesiology are brought together and Sweden is employed as an historical example. The concepts nation and church, the superideologies nationalism and confessionalism, and the institutions nation-state and national church are viewed as parallels. The connections between them are described as symbiotic, although the nationalistic discourse, primarily in its rhetoric, has had a more parasitic relation to Christian traditions. The national discourse in the Lutheran State Church in Sweden during the first four decades of the twentieth century is depicted with source material such as church historiography, hymns and popular lectures. Two churchmen are focused on: <I>the nationalist Johan Alfred Eklund and <I>the internationalist Nathan Soderblom. Both were however firmly rooted in nationalism and inter-nationalism. Globalisation was not yet on the agenda."

St David Of Wales

Author: J. Wyn Evans
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843833222
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St David Of Wales from the Author: J. Wyn Evans. All aspects of the cult of St David, patron saint of Wales, are examined in this wide-ranging volume.

The Catholic Church And The Nation State

Author: Lawrence C. Reardon
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589011151
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The Catholic Church And The Nation State from the Author: Lawrence C. Reardon. Presenting case studies from sixteen countries on five continents, The Catholic Church and the Nation-State paints a rich portrait of a complex and paradoxical institution whose political role has varied historically and geographically. In this integrated and synthetic collection of essays, outstanding scholars from the United States and abroad examine religious, diplomatic, and political actions -- both admirable and regrettable -- that shape our world. Kenneth R. Himes sets the context of the book by brilliantly describing the political influence of the church in the post-Vatican II era. There are many recent instances, the contributors assert, where the Church has acted as both a moral authority and a self-interested institution: in the United States it maintained unpopular moral positions on issues such as contraception and sexuality, yet at the same time it sought to cover up its own abuses; it was complicit in genocide in Rwanda but played an important role in ending the horrific civil war in Angola; and it has alternately embraced and suppressed nationalism by acting as the voice of resistance against communism in Poland, whereas in Chile it once supported opposition to Pinochet but now aligns with rightist parties. With an in-depth exploration of the five primary challenges facing the Church -- theology and politics, secularization, the transition from serving as a nationalist voice of opposition, questions of justice, and accommodation to sometimes hostile civil authorities -- this book will be of interest to scholars and students in religion and politics as well as Catholic Church clergy and laity. By demonstrating how national churches vary considerably in the emphasis of their teachings and in the scope and nature of their political involvement, the analyses presented in this volume engender a deeper understanding of the role of the Roman Catholic Church in the world.

Madam Britannia

Author: Emma Major
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199699372
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Madam Britannia from the Author: Emma Major. Using Britannia as a central figure, this book explores the neglected relationship between women, church, and nation. It argues that Britannia became established as an emblem of nation from 1688 and gained in importance over the following century. It draws on an exciting range of material to explore the extent and significance of women's involvement in debates about the new British nation and the Church of England. Discussing a wide range of printed sources,including letters, poetry, novels, plays, journals, sermons, devotional literature, political tracts, and travel writing, it also uses manuscript sources and frontspieces, paintings, drawings, and graphicsatire to bring to life debates about identity, faith, and nation. Writers discussed include Elizabeth Burnet, Elizabeth Carter, Catherine Talbot, Samuel Richardson, Thomas Amory, Samuel Foote, Elizabeth Montagu, Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Hannah More, along with images by William Hogarth, John Flaxman, Francis Hayman, James Gillray, and the Cruikshanks.

Church And Nation

Author: William Temple
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776584252
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Church And Nation from the Author: William Temple. The unprecedented global conflicts of the early twentieth century posed a profound ethical dilemma for the theologians of the era. In this collection, drawn from a series of talks delivered in 1914 and 1915, Church of England Bishop William Temple lays out his beliefs about the relationship between Christian doctrine and geopolitical turmoil and defends his position that England had a moral obligation to enter the fray of World War I.

The Church In The Nation

Author: Henry Champlin Lay
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781358019463
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The Church In The Nation from the Author: Henry Champlin Lay. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Patterns Of Secularization

Author: Daphne Halikiopoulou
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317083016
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Patterns Of Secularization from the Author: Daphne Halikiopoulou. The politicization of religion is a central feature of the modern world, pointing to the continued relevance of the secularization debate: does modernization result in the decline of the social and political significance of religion or rather in a reaffirmation of religious values? This book examines the emergence of different patterns of secularization. It identifies the circumstances under which religion may remain or cease to be politically active and legitimate in societies where secularization has been initially inhibited given a strong identification with the nation. Arguing that in such societies the Church draws its power not only from its relationship with the state but also its relationship with the nation, this book identifies two patterns of secularization: (a) co-optation, and (b) confrontation. The redefinition of the Church, state and nation nexus is likely to result in secularization if (a) the church obstructs the modernisation process (church and state), and (b) if external threat perceptions decline (church and nation). The simultaneous presence of these constraints serves to redefine the role of religion in the formation of national identity. Comparing Greece and the Republic of Ireland as two cultural defence cases with a strong variation in the political and social salience of religion, this book explains Ireland's current secularization drive in terms of the fluidity of Irish national identity and the rigidity of the Irish Catholic Church (confrontation). It contrasts this with the Greek case where the Church's resilience is linked to institutional flexibility on the one hand and a reliance on an ethnic/religious national identity on the other (co-optation). In conceptualizing the contemporary role of religion in the Republic of Ireland and Greece, this book draws a number of generalizable conclusions about the political role of religion in cultural defence cases.

Church Nation And State In Russia And Ukraine

Author: Geoffrey A. Hosking
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 134921566X
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Church Nation And State In Russia And Ukraine from the Author: Geoffrey A. Hosking. The opportunities opened up by the Gorbachev reforms have shown that religion is one of the most significant dynamic forces in Soviet society. Yet few scholars have attempted to relate the study of churches and religious movements in recent centuries to the politics and culture of the Soviet Union. To remedy this deficiency, leading western experts on Christianity in the Eastern Slav lands gathered at a conference in London on the occasion of the millennium of the baptism of Rus'. Their papers present unexpected and fascinating insights into an under-rated but crucial aspect of the life of the Soviet peoples.

The Gay Agenda

Author: Dr. Ronnie Floyd
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 1614580863
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The Gay Agenda from the Author: Dr. Ronnie Floyd. The Gay Agenda: It’s Dividing the Family, the Church, and a Nation is a bold defense of traditional marriage and the authority of Scripture relating to these controversial issues both in the Church and in families across the nation. As same-sex “unions” and court challenges to the bans on these unions sweep the country, reasoned voices from the Church are needed. Now, one has emerged to expose the agenda that the homosexual lobby is trying to impose on society. Can we still love people in this lifestyle, but hate the sin? Does the Bible say anything about gay clergy? What impact is this agenda having on the traditional American family? What impact will this agenda have on our nation? What about activist judges and the proposed marriage amendment? Dr. Ronnie W. Floyd tackles the problems confronting the traditional family with this issue - in schools, the workplace, the church, and even within your home. Revealing the progress the gay agenda has already made, Dr. Floyd also examines the legal background and challenges dominating media reports almost daily. Floyd highlights why Christians need to be aware of this issue and its assault upon the faith, as well as showing from Scripture that the homosexual lifestyle is definitely at odds with God’s plan for the family. With a balanced, methodical, and loving manner, Floyd issues an urgent call to pastors, parents, and educators: passive response won’t work - only prayer and engagement with the issues will be effective.