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The Neo-Anabaptists

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199730803
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199777082 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0012
The Neo-Anabaptists

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The mythic ideal that animates the neo-Anabaptist position is the ideal of true and authentic New Testament Christianity and the primitive church of the apostolic age. Constantinianism is a multifaceted heresy that surfaced and resurfaced throughout history. The archetype of neo-Constantinianism is the founding of the American republic, which has a strong view of the church and a separatist impulse. While the neo-Anabaptists attempt to reject it, they are also defined and depend upon it.

Keywords: neo-Anabaptist; Ekklesia Project; John Howard Yoder; Stanley Hauerwas; John Milbank; radical orthodoxy; Shane Claiborne; politicization; separatism; altera civitas

Chapter.  7436 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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