Jesus and the Messy Incarnation of Justice
A Conversation with Joshua Daniel on democracy and the church
Does the rule of democracy as pictured in this piece from Hobbes’ Leviathan have any relationship to Christ the King? How does the “body of Christ” relate to the democractic body?
This week, on the eve of the Feast of Christ the King, I’m back with another conversation with my friend Joshua Daniel. The spark for this conversation was a speech given by Raphael Warnock in which he makes some theological claims about the nature of democracy. From there we followed the conversation to a wide range of questions about the church and politics. I hope you find our conversation helpful in your own discernment of these important topics!
Some resources mentioned:
David Fitch interview with Stanley Hauerwas: “The Present Moment with Stanley Hauerwas.”
Andrew Root The Church After Innovation
Ivan Illich The Rivers North of the Future
James K.A. Smith The Nicene Option
Hannah Arendt The Human Condition