By Rosemary Radford Ruether
Well known theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether analyzes the methods the Christian church has traditionally interacted with robust social structures akin to patriarchy, racism, slavery, and environmentalism, whereas having a look significantly at how the church shapes those structures at the present time. With a spotlight at the usa, Christianity and Social platforms presents an introductory research of the interactions among the church buildings and significant structures that experience formed western Christian and post-Christian society.
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Kirk, God and the Party: Religion and Politics in Revolutionary Cuba (Tampa: University Press of Florida, 1989). 21. org/wiki/ Cristero. 22. For the disestablishment of Congregationalism in Massachusetts, see Maclear, Church and State in the Modern Era, 201–2. For key documents in American church–state relations in 1820–1860 in which the mainline Protestant leaders adjusted themselves to a strategy of voluntary church membership together with the building of independent Protestant institutions, see “The Era of Republican Protestantism,” in Church and State in American History: Key Documents, Decisions and Commentary from the Past Three Centuries, ed.
This also led to a militant form of separation of church and state in which the state adopts an ideology of political and socioeconomic redemption that demands the “withering away” of the church. Persecuting communist states arose in several areas, such as the Soviet Union,18 China,19 Albania, and Cuba,20 which not only privatized the church and deprived it of all public functions but also sought to prevent it from evangelizing. Those who continue to go to church are made second-class citizens who cannot belong to the governing Communist Party.
For a good summary of Luther’s view of church and state, see Thomas G. Sanders, Protestant Concepts of Church and State: Historical Backgrounds and Approaches for the Future (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970), 23–48. 11. Sanders, Protestant Concepts of Church and State, 52–59. 12. Sanders, Protestant Concepts of Church and State, 225–34. 13. Sanders, Protestant Concepts of Church and State, 231. 14. See Francis J. : University Press of New England, 1995). 15. See Edmund Morgan, Roger Williams: Church and State (New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1967).
Christianity and Social Systems: Historical Constructions and Ethical Challenges by Rosemary Radford Ruether