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Political Theology Today

There are so many excellent entries lately at PTT that the only thing to do is link the chief ones here, and encourage readers to explore further.

Dr Littlejohn offers reflections on what Aristotle can tell us about a godly commonwealth (clue: even pagans know a thing or two about nature).

Mr Adam Borneman invites us to remember the example and witness of the great African-American Reformed preacher Francis Grimke.

Dr Jordan Ballor considers the mediating and counter-majoritarian role of the Christian sovereign in his thoughtful and provocative essay “The Dutch King’s Speech”.

Dr Roland Boer tweaks Max Weber in his essay “The Arminian Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism“, arguing that it was the Remonstrants rather than the Reformed who took to the seas and invented the modern world system. The relatively “medieval” social ethos of the orthodox Reformed was, of course, long ago pointed out by Joseph Haroutounian.

And lastly, the preview of what looks to be a fascinating new work on religious establishments, co-authored by Dr Winnifred Sullivan.

By Peter Escalante

Peter Escalante is a founder and editor of The Calvinist International. He holds a MA in Philosophy.