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

Is Christianity Politically Subversive?

One often sees the question in my title posed, and also regularly sees generically affirmative or negative answers given to it. However, the question–like many others of its kind–is nonsensical as framed. There is no answer to it. Or, rather, there is an answer; and that answer is, “It depends.” I would submit that the […]

Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Philosophy Reformed Irenicism

Kinds of Truth-Telling

What is the historian supposed to do? How does his task relate to that of other kinds of writer? This is a question that exercised ancient historians and others who theorized about history in antiquity. Cicero was one of those who did the latter, and in On the Laws 1.4-5 he gives a brief summary […]

Eric Parker Nota Bene

Worship at the Papal Court after Avignon

John O’Malley (depending on the work of Gaetano Moroni) sums up the difference between the liturgy of the papal court in Rome prior to and after the Avignon papacy: The major basilicas, especially Saint Peter’s, as well as the stational churches, all played a part in a liturgical program that over the course of any […]