Today, the Canopy Forum at Emory University published my essay on church autonomy and the corpus mysticum tradition.
I argue that church communities should reflect on the extent to which they’ve ‘bought into’ individual rights-talk, especially when describing themselves as religious groups. This individualist (or voluntarist) tendency can skew their ecclesiological self-understanding and contribute to poor public moral discourse.
You can find the full essay here.
Once Christians find themselves singing from a Lockean hymnbook, they may wish to critically evaluate how they conceive of their church communities in light of their rich ecclesiological inheritance.– Church autonomy and the corpus mysticum tradition