God’s Federal Republic
212 Pages

God’s Federal Republic


212 Pages


Biblical religion is driven by a longing for God's ultimate order of justice and peace. Most of this longing is steeped in the patriarchal symbols of kingship, monarchs, lords, fathers, and princes. This symbolism came to bind European churches to the legitimation of monarchies and empires for over a millennium. The American and now global experiment separated the churches, with their kingdom language, from government dedicated to democratic, republican, and federal constitutional order. Religious efforts to guide and critique government have subsequently suffered from political irrelevance or theocratic nationalism. Everett lifts up the biblical and classical origins of our present republican experiment to construct a theological position and religious symbolism that can imaginatively engage our present public life with a contemporary language permeated with a transcendent vision.



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Published 15 October 2019
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EAN13 9781532687174
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Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 God’s Federal Republic By Everett, William Johnson Copyright©1988 by Everett, William Johnson ISBN 13: 978-1-5326-8715-0 Publication date 4/3/2019 Previously published by Paulist Press, 1988