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Archive Authors Civic Polity E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene The Two Kingdoms

“Exile” in 1 Peter (3)

Last fall, I started a series on the motif of “exile” in 1 Peter, but neglected to finish it. Hence, this post. The motif is used three times in the letter, though the Greek term is not the same in each instance. In the first (1 Peter 1:1), the term used is παρεπιδήμοις; we saw that […]

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The Devil with a Thousand Faces

In a characteristically eloquent passage near the end of The Desire of the Nations, Oliver O’Donovan gives credit to “modernity-criticism” where he believes it is due: such critics are willing to treat their own moment and culture as non-necessary and contingent for all its appearance of absolute givenness and naturalness, and this allows them to see […]

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Archive Authors Civic Polity E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene

“Thou Art More Terrible Than the Mountains of Prey”

Calvin makes a number of remarks about good and bad princes in his comments on Psalm 76, and is insistent that all are subject to God’s providence and purposes. First, in his remarks on v.4 he waxes Augustinian (City of God 4) on the violent and mischievous means by which many kingdoms have expanded. These […]