Thinking Christianly about Politics class

October 21, 2020 from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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This book group will read select chapters from William Cavanaugh's Migrations of the Holy: God, State, and the Political Meaning of the Church. (Please purchase the book before the group begins.) From the back of the book: "In these chapters Cavanaugh cautions readers to be wary of a rigid separation of religion and politics that boxes in the church and sends citizens instead to the state for hope, comfort, and salvation as they navigate the risks and pains of mortal life. When nationality becomes the primary source of identity and belonging, he warns, the state becomes the god and idol of its own religion, the language of nationalism becomes a liturgy, and devotees willingly sacrifice their lives to serve and defend their country."