Oliver O’Donovan Outline Part Two

Mediators of Yahweh’s Rule Yahweh’s authority is image-less, like Yahweh himself.   However, Yahweh is immediately present in conquest, judgment, and law.  Israel still had a problem in its history:  it could never consolidate.  It had land, judgment, and victories (though never absolutely), but it had no stable means of passing it down.  Even acknowledging the …

An intro to Oliver O’Donovan’s Political Theology, part 1

I don’t like terms like “political theology” because they are academic buzzwords and hence doomed to future irrelevancy.  “Public theology” is much better, but either will work in this case.  When I was in seminary I was at an impasse between theonomy and its alternatives.   I wasn’t entirely convinced that Bahnsen’s exegesis was superior. …