Monday, February 18, 2008


"I accept Your Majesty as the sole source of ecclesiastical, spiritual and temporal power." (The oath of loyalty sworn by Church of England bishops as members of a Church established under the Crown").

"They all act in opposition to the decrees of Caesar and claim instead that there is another king, Jesus." (Acts 17.7, describing how early Christians were seen in relation to the imperium).

Worth reading on how Christianity became established -- Jesus and Empire: The kingdom of God and the new world disorder by Richard Horsley (Fortress Press), based on his earlier studies, and God and Empire: Jesus against Rome, then and now by John Dominic Crossan (Harper San Francisco).

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