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by Glenn A. Moots

eBook Politics Reformed: The Anglo-American Legacy of Covenant Theology (The Eric Voegelin Institute Series in Political Philosophy) epub
  • ISBN: 0826218857
  • Author: Glenn A. Moots
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: World
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Missouri; First edition (June 9, 2010)
  • Pages: 240 pages
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Politics Reformed : The Anglo-American Legacy of Covenant Theology. Saved in: Bibliographic Details. a The Eric Voegelin Institute Series in Political Philosophy Ser. 505. 0. a Intro - Contents - Preface - Acknowledgments - Part I - 1. Introduction: Returning to Political Theology - 2. Defending Political Theology - 3. The Biblical Background to Covenanting - Part II - 4. Founding Covenant Theologies: Bullinger and Calvin - 5. Regime, Discipline, and Resistance: The Covenant and the Civil Magistrate.

Eric Voegelin Institute series in political philosophy

Eric Voegelin Institute series in political philosophy. Introduction : returning to political theology Defending political theology The biblical background to covenanting Founding covenant theologies : Bullinger and Calvin The covenant and the civil magistrate The legacies of Geneva and Zurich in England and Scotland Covenant, revolution, war, and eschatology Reaching limits : the covenant in America Natural law and natural right in reformed political theology The reformation in retrospect Contemporary perspectives on covenanting.

Covenant theology (also known as covenantalism, federal theology, or federalism) is a conceptual overview and interpretive framework for understanding the overall structure of the Bible. It uses the theological concept of a covenant as an organizing. It uses the theological concept of a covenant as an organizing principle for Christian theology

Many studies have considered the Bible s relationship to politics, but almost all have ignored the heart of its narrative and theology: the covenant. In this book, Glenn Moots explores the political meaning of covenants past and present by focusing on the theory and application of covenantal politics from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. Moots demands that we revisit political theology because it served as the most important school of politics in early modern Europe and America. He describes the strengths of the covenant tradition while also presenting its limitations and dangers. Contemporary political scientists such as Eric Voegelin, Daniel Elazar, and David Novak are called on to provide insight into both the covenant s history and its relevance today. Moots's work chronicles and critiques the covenant tradition while warning against both political ideology and religious enthusiasm. It provides an inclusive and objective outline of covenantal politics by considering the variations of Reformed theology and their respective consequences for political practice. This includes a careful account of how covenant theology took root on the European continent in the sixteenth century and then inspired ecclesiastical and civil politics in England, Scotland, and America. Moots goes beyond the usual categories of Calvinism or Puritanism to consider the larger movement of which both were a part.  By integrating philosophy, theology, and history, Moots also invites investigation of broader political traditions such as natural law and natural right. Politics Reformed demonstrates how the application of political theology over three centuries has important lessons for our own dilemmas about church and state. It makes a provocative contribution to understanding foundational questions in an era of rising fundamentalism and emboldened secularism, inspiring readers to rethink the importance of religion in political theory and practice, and the role of the covenant tradition in particular.
Comments: (4)
fr0mTheSkY
Moots explains the nature and origins of covenant theology and then charts its development as a political form from Geneva to Plymouth. While he has much to cover, Moots keeps the book manageable with readable prose, clear organization, and always with an emphasis on why covenants matter. They matter, according to Moots, because they offer an alternative framework for understanding citizen obligations to self, state, and God from traditional Catholic and monarchical authorities. Despite the revolutionary character of the Reformed tradition, it is nonetheless one that embraces a (Christian) relational view of human life, and in this respect it is superior to a purely liberal view that sees human interactions as solitary and instrumental. In other words, the Reformed idea of covenant remains republican in form but Christian in content. His more historical chapters chart how Reformed leaders sought to realize a Christian republic and what struggles and failures they experienced. These chapters are especially good at explaining that "Reformed" offers a more expansive understanding of the second wave of the Reformation than "Calvinist," as Calvin was actually rather late to the cause.

A reader does not need to be Reformed or even Christian to appreciate what Moots has done with this book, however, since the covenant view he offers is also a genealogy of European and American liberalism. Though figures like Locke, Hume, and Montesquieu loomed large, so did the notion of a Christian republic, especially in the American context. Moots demonstrates this view convincingly. The later chapter addressing rival convenantal theories is of more use to scholars than students (I have used it in my own work), but the rest is good for any reader. A major contribution and worthy of all the praise it has already received--and more.
Auridora
Lays out history of covenant in both England and America. Explores an area most secular scholars avoid, but highlights the subject in a way that religious and secular benefit.
Quttaro
It is easy to see how this book could be left all alone on the shelf. People who study theology, particularly Reformed works regarding covenant theology will sidestep this one because of the word Politics. People interested in political philosophy will shy away from it because of the words Reformed and Covenant Theology in the title and subtitle.
Both groups need to read this book. As Dr. Moots, the author, notes, "Political theology must be acknowledged alongside the so-called Great Books. For centuries, theology advanced the discussion of political theory more than did the Great Books."
We are currently (in 2018) living in a time of some rough political storms. Many voters struggled in 2016 to decide who to vote for or maybe who to vote against. Political designations like conservative and liberal, Republican and Democrat, do not really address the concerns. Nor do words like evangelical voters, the Christian Right, or other terms with religious connotations. With constant news bombarding us regarding political fights, I find it most instructive to put distance between what is happening in Washington today and what a more realistic, traditional, and Christian political worldview might look like.
Our nation was heavily influenced by Christian thinking. This goes beyond the debate of whether America was founded as a Christian country or whether it is or should be or could be a Christian country.
Again, to quote the author: "Anglo-American Protestants in the 17th and 18th centuries were learning politics largely in the doctrinal, ecclesiastical, and theological milieu of 'Reformed' Christianity--not just from canonical authors of political philosophy." Specifically, they were learning political thought from John Calvin, Henry Bullinger, Theodore Beza, John Knox, George Buchanan, Samuel Rutherford, John Milton, and the author of Vindiciae, Contra Tyrannos, among others.
If you have ever lain awake at night wondering what the differences were between John Calvin’s and Henry Bullinger’s ideas of covenant, this is the book for you. It really is a good and serious study to the Reformation and Puritan backgrounds to the English and American political orders. It is Christian scholarship at its best.
Cel
There are many, many books on early modern political thought but most of these mainly just rehash the same small number of debates. This book's focus on the covenant tradition provides an often neglected and very important perspective. Because of this, it improves one's understanding of early modern thought more than reading a half-dozen of the books that take a more conventional, secular approach would.
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