By H.P. Kainz
I. a perilous and/or priceless state? ............ five II. Is There an idea of the dominion of God? . . . . .. . nine III. the advance of the concept that of a nation of God within the previous testomony ................... 15 IV. Is an Apolitical nation of God attainable? ....... 21 V. The Vicissitudes of Theocracy in Israel ........... 27 VI. New testomony Conceptualization of Messianic success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 37 . . . . . . . . VII. Is another Messianic state of affairs plausible? ................... . . . . . . .. . . forty three . VIII. Did Jesus make an incredible Mistake? ............. fifty one IX. The Dialectics of Christian Interpretation . . . . . .. . . fifty nine X. Hermeneutical Circle, or circulus vitiosus? ........ sixty seven XI. Political Milestones: 3 Romes, 3 Reichs, 3 Kingdoms, and a "Holy Roman ." seventy three E mplre ................................. . viii XII. Catholic Political Theology: The "Two towns" and "Two Swords," and past. . . . . . . . . .. . . eighty three . XIII. How seen can a "City of God" be? ......... one zero one XIV. Protestant Political Theology: past the "Two Kingdoms" and the "Two Regiments" . . . . .. . . 109 XV. Does Hegelian Political Theology have a destiny? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 119 . . . . . . . . . XVI. The Emergence of the Secular nation of God ..................................... a hundred twenty five XVII. Secularization-a Boon to Mankind? ......... 137 XVIII. spiritual event, Chosenness, and Political Expression ....................... a hundred forty five XIX. Does Democracy want Redefinition? .......... 157 XX. The Dialectics of Democracy ................. 169 XXI. Democracy and the dominion of God . . . . . . .. . . 183 XXII. Are Church and nation "Mutually Conducive"? .. 195 XXIII. international Federalism and Ecumenical Christianity 205 end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 221 . . . . . . . . . . BIBLIOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 225 . . . . . . .
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4 For the sake of historical comparison, it could probably be best described as "something like an amphictyonic league of formerly separate clans, under the name of Israel,"s analogous to the Greek amphictyonic leagues, such as the Delphic league. It would also be somewhat analogous to the American pre-Constitution confederation of colonies, banded together for mutual benefit and assistance, without sacrificing autonomy to any considerable degree. e. charismatic, divinely inspired liberators, champions, who also occasionally became involved in what we would now designate as judicial and jurisdictional roles.
111 Sam. 6:18; I Kings 8:55-61. 1211 Sam. 8:16-18. 46:5. 32 DEMOCRACY AND THE "KINGDOM OF GOD" this particular son out of a multitude of sons would have the ability to hold together his massive empire. And with Solomon's accession to the throne, the influence of religious authorities on politics becomes a variable rather than a constant. 14 The main theocratic question posed by the new monarchy was, as John Bright phrases it, Would all the hope of Israel, and all her sense of destiny, be transferred bodily to the Davidic state and find its fulfillment in terms of it?
12 On the other hand, the advent of the Kingdom before the death of many of Jesus' contemporaries (disciples as well as enemies) is sometimes interpreted as a reference to Pentecost; and it is interesting to note that Thomas Aquinas in his Catena aurea cites interpreters who read this same passage as a reference to the "transfiguration" which, in all three of the synoptic gospels, follows immediately after this text. 13 In other words, according to the interpreters cited by Aquinas, Jesus was referring to a future visionary experience of the three apostles who were to witness his Transfiguration!