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Leviathan: III.XLIII

III.XLIII What are the core tenets of Christianity, the sine qua non that one must hold in order to be identified as a “Christian”? Revolutions in Christian…

The Stoning of Saint Stephen, attributed to Luigi Garzi. Saint Stephen was one of the first deacons of the church.

Leviathan: III.XLII.49–65

III.XLII.49–65 The pre-Constantine establishment church was, according to Hobbes, pretty unestablished. In his view there were two broad categories of offices in this early church: “magisterial”…

Fresco of Chirst and His Apostles, Genoa. Photo by Sailko - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Leviathan: III.XLII.1-19

III.XLII.1–19 Just what should the sovereignty of Christ look like in this world? That is a question that ultimately deals with church polity—or the “Power Ecclesiastical.”…

"God's Promises to Abraham," by James Jacques Joseph Tissot, Jewish Museum, New York.

Leviathan: III.XL

III.XL Thinking about the structure of the relationship between the sovereign and the Kingdom of God requires that Christians approach from two complementary perspectives: one based…

A Country Gospel worship service at Christ Lutheran Church, Fortuna, CA.

Leviathan: III.XXXIX

III.XXXIX After much introductory material, we finally get to a surprisingly brief beginning of a definition of the church. And as with so much of the Leviathan…