Theology

The Third Camp - Reinhold Niebuhr Theology and American Foreign Policy
The Third Camp: Reinhold Niebuhr’s Theology and American Foreign Policy

From the ashes of both Bryan’s ignoble isolationism and Wilson’s utopian universalism rose the school of Christian realism advocated by Reinhold Niebuhr.

A Hebraic Approach to History: Response to Doran's "The Theology of Foreign Policy"
A Hebraic Approach to History: Response to Doran’s “The Theology of Foreign Policy”

Ultimately, why Americans see the world through one theological lens or another has a lot to do with whether they identify more closely with a Hebraic or Hellenic kind of Christianity. Put another way, American Christians view the world differently depending on how much they read the Bible, believe the Bible is divinely inspired, and accept the Bible as authoritative in their lives.

Wondrous Chasm between Jacksonianism and Progressivism? Response to Michael Doran’s “The Theology of Foreign Policy” in First Things - anti-Zionism John Foster Dulles Andrew Jackson
Wondrous Chasm between Jacksonianism and Progressivism? Response to Michael Doran’s “The Theology of Foreign Policy” in First Things

While there is enormous merit to Michael Doran’s binary and overall thesis in his First Things essay, there are some complicating factors that obscure the “wondrous chasm” between Jacksonianism and Progressivism.

Cattle, Pigs & Skunks (O My!): A Brief Reflection on the Religious Foreign Policy Persuasion

Christian theo-political witness has always contended that political responsibility cannot be had by seeking either greatness or goodness absent the other.

Part 1: Protestant Roots of US Foreign Policy Divisions Michael Doran Mark Tooley FDR Teddy
Part 1: Protestant Roots of US Foreign Policy Divisions

The foreign policies of Teddy Roosevelt and his distant cousin Franklin D. Roosevelt represent an intersection between two different Protestant worldviews.

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Kavod!: Good Friday & The Weight of Glory

Christ’s sacrifice helps us to reflect on Divine glory and individual and national vocations.

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What the Cross Did (& Didn’t Do)

While the triumphal procession of Christ into Jerusalem marked the beginning of the end of the problem of Sin for eternity, it didn’t quite attend to the problem of human evil in history. But God’s grace has a plan to partially address that too. And he gave us a sword to help carry it out.

Daniel Strand Lecture: “God’s Vocation for Government”

The following lecture was recorded during Providence’s 2017 Christianity and National Security Conference. Daniel Strand argues that theology must determine…

Thomas Farr Lecture: “Theology & International Religious Liberty”

The following lecture was recorded during Providence’s 2017 Christianity and National Security Conference. Thomas Farr argues that the most profound…

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