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Theologizing the State: What Hauerwas Could Have Learned From Yoder

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This article compares John Howard Yoder’s understanding of the state with that of his putative heir, Stanley Hauerwas. Special attention is given to Yoder’s understanding of the state as a power, a perspective not taken up by Hauerwas. Eberhard Jüngel’s critique of theologies that demonize the state is brought to bear on Hauerwas’ phantasmal conception of the state. After a brief discussion of William Cavanaugh’s similar impressions of the modern state, the article proposes a rapprochement with non-Christian thinkers in line with Hauerwas’ recent moves toward ‘radical democracy’.

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