Christianity and Politics : Hannah Arendt as Friendly Critic

Nicholas S. Lantinga

Hannah Arendt has often been heralded or condemned as yet another intellectual hostile to Christianity in the public sphere. Here, Nicholas Lantinga argues that this understanding obscures Arendt's nuanced understanding of Christianity, which she appropriates from late nineteenth and early twentieth century German theological debates, especially from the early Bultmann. Although Arendt saw little hope for the world in a revival of Christian political thought or practice, her appropriations find parallels in contemporary Christian reflections on politics and society. Mr. Lantinga is an independent scholar living in Sioux Center, Iowa.

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