Brian McLaren mentioned this quote in his talk last night and pointed out that King's statement outlines the history of church-state relations. In the Medieval paradigm the church was the master of the state; in the modern world the church became the servant of the state. Hopefully in a postmodern world the church can reclaim its status as the conscience of the state. We're not there yet, but I see a lot of positive movement in that direction.
Labels: Martin Luther King Jr.
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