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Deity and Domination: Images of God and the State in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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Many popular images of God--King, Lord, and Judge--are essentially political, while concepts of might, majesty, dominion, and power are used of both God and the state. This ambitious and original work explores the relations between these images and their political context through the analogy between divine and civil government, and considers what images of God may legitimately be employed by Christians in the twentieth century. David Nicholls suggests that religious conceptions have often affected political thinking- ...

Deity and Domination: Images of God and the State in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 1993, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415011723

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