Hodge on Constantinianism

Hodge’s head would surely spin, so don’t feel bad if you’re somewhat confused or alarmed by this proposed program. There’s a clue to the dissonance in the title of Hodge’s work: Discussions in Church Polity. Wolfe is doing Christian political philosophy, not church polity, but his vision would necessarily affect the church (or churches). He describes his preferred form of government as civil Caesarism.

I would contend that Wolfe is not burdened with too much imagination, but has too little—far too little to envision the inevitable domination and deformation of the church’s polity and doctrine by a nearly-unbounded executive, whatever he may be called.

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