Theological Reflection on the “Authority” of Government with Helmut Thielicke, University of Hamburg
Today’s topic on The Republican Professor Podcast is an introduction to theological foundations of American government, starting with the theological reflection on the “authority” of government per se. And to help us with this topic, our very special guest today is the long-time Professor of Theology at the University of Hamburg, Helmut Thielicke.
And I’ve invited Professor Thielicke to join us today through my performative reading (with my scholarly commentary upon) and fair use of his teaching on this topic in his magisterial “Theological Ethics, Volume 2: Politics.” My copy of the book was published in 1969 by Fortress Press.
Please buy a copy of the book and follow along with our study of this material.
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Professor Thielicke died before we were able to invite him physically as a guest on the podcast.
But thanks to Fortress Press, the book is still in print and would be a valuable addition, indeed, to your personal library. Please support the work of Fortress Press and buy the book, and check out the other selections that they carry, as well.
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