From the September, 2005 issue of Touchstone
america The Empire Strikes Out by Mark Tooley

The Empire Strikes Out

Theologians Pit Christ Against Imperial America

by Mark Tooley

Likening the United States under George W. Bush to the Roman Empire is becoming increasingly popular in some theological circles. The combination of seminary faculty against Bush and recent US military actions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere has brought together pacifist absolutists with just-war theorists who fret over US foreign policy. For example:

Anxious About Empire (Brazos Press, 2004), edited by Wesley Avram of Yale Divinity School, enlisted nearly a dozen theologians and ethicists to express their angst over an ostensibly hegemonic US foreign policy (with some notable dissenters, such as J . . .


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