lördag, december 31, 2011

Om phyleteism

"... to say we are a ‘Christian nation’ is to confuse what it means to be a Christian with what it means to be British and this is to confuse the ‘nation’ for the church. In theological terms this confusion has a name: it’s called ‘phyletism’ and was condemned by the Synod of Constantinople in 1872 as a heresy.  What the Synod was condemning was a move whereby national identity and ecclesial identity become synonymous such that to be Greek is to be Orthodox and vice versa."
Luke Bretherton, tillträdande professor i teologisk etik vid Duke (Hauerwas arvtagare?), reder ut begreppen och kommer ut som Kristdemokrat. Bretherton finns även på twitter som @WestLondonMan

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