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:

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Mark Tooley directs the United Methodist committee of the Institute on Religion and Democracy (www.ird-renew.org) in Washington, D.C.

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