More on the End Times in the next post. With a number of bloggers calling Sarah Palin a "Dominionist," it is a good idea to clear up some obvious errors in the use of terminology.
What is the Difference Between Theocracy and Theonomy?
There are several terms that are used to describe the rule of God on earth: Theocracy, Theonomy, and Christian Reconstructionism. What is the difference between these three? Theocracy is made up of the two Greek parts theos, meaning God, and kratia, meaning government.
It describes a place that exists under the governance of God or, historically, it has been used to describe a place that exists under the governance of those who are believed to be divine leaders. Thus, a democracy is under the governance of the people: Theonomy is made up of the two Greek parts theos, meaning God, and nomos, meaning law.
It describes people who exist under the law of God. Thus, autonomy is a person under his own law. Christian Reconstructionism describes the concept of reconstructing or reforming society and believes the only way this will truly happen is under the governance and law of God.
The word theocracy has been used pejoratively to describe those in the Christian Right who want to legislate morality. True theocrats and theonomists do not believe this is how the reconstruction of society will occur, and so essentially synonymous terms began being used to avoid the emotional baggage the word theocracy carries.
In the end, the terms are essentially synonymous. And more importantly, are used to reject the straw man argument that we believe the State should pass laws forcing people to be Christians, to be baptized, and to attend Church.We cover important ground, including the theocracy’s role in redemptive-history, God’s purpose for civil government, and the differences between theonomy and two-kingdom theology.
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Tipton. In a theocracy, God (or gods, depending on the religion) is recognized as the sole head of the government. The laws dictated by God in the . Simply put, a Theocracy is any society in which The Church is the government.
Often the laws of a theocracy are based off religious law, or claims that God (or Gods) is the supreme ruler of their state. Among Christian communists, historical materialism is utilized as a methodology of analysis to define the nature of the crisis in question as a product of political-economic dynamics and modalities derived from the workings of what is termed "the late capitalist/imperialist mode of production".
Towards a Libertarian Theocracy Thus, a democracy is under the governance of the people: demos meaning people and kratia meaning government. Theonomy. Theonomy is made up of the two Greek parts theos, meaning God, and nomos, meaning law.
It describes people who exist under the law of God. (or reforming) society and believes the only way. Oct 06, · Palin, The Christian Right And Theocracy By Chip Berlet Sarah Palin is a "Dominionist" with an apocalyptic End Times theological viewpoint that sees the war in Iraq as part of God's plan.