Christian Nationalism Point & Counterpoint
My Part in a Delightful Little Proxy Row - Doug Wilson
Video from Blog & Mablog
"In this episode of Blog & Mablog, Pastor Doug Wilson discusses his part in the recent controversy surrounding Stephen Wolfe's The Case for Christian Nationalism, Thomas Achord, and an anonymous Twitter account." from video introduction
The Rise of Right-Wing Wokeism
"Review: ‘The Case for Christian Nationalism’ by Stephen Wolfe
"I understand and sympathize with the desire for something like Christian Nationalism, but if this book represents the best of that ism, then Christian Nationalism is not the answer the church or our nation needs." from the article.
I first encountered Stephen Wolfe, through his writing, when I was doing my doctoral work. We were both working on similar intellectual themes and looking at similar sources. I quoted Wolfe—who has a PhD from Louisiana State University and is now a “country scholar at Wolfeshire”—once or twice in my dissertation. Since then, I’ve read an article here or there from Wolfe and have tracked with some of his comments on Twitter. When I saw that he had a massive book coming out making The Case for Christian Nationalism, I was eager to read a serious exploration of such a timely and controversial topic.
This is a long review, so let me state my conclusion up front: I understand and sympathize with the desire for something like Christian Nationalism, but if this book represents the best of that ism, then Christian Nationalism isn’t the answer the church or our nation needs. For all the fine retrieval work Wolfe does in parts of the book, the overall project must be rejected.
The message—that ethnicities shouldn’t mix, that heretics can be killed, that violent revolution is already justified, and that what our nation needs is a charismatic Caesar-like leader to raise our consciousness and galvanize the will of the people—may bear resemblance to certain blood-and-soil nationalisms of the 19th and 20th centuries, but it’s not a nationalism that honors and represents the name of Christ.." from the article: The Rise of Right-Wing Wokeism
The Case for Christian Nationalism by Stephen Wolfe (link)