THINGS HIDDEN 26: The Gospel of Jesus vs the Gospel of Caesar

What did Caiaphas mean when he said, “it is better that one man die than the whole nation perish?” David Gornoski sits down with writer Michael Plaisted and, together, they attempt to tackle this question for our times. Was there any semblance of socialism during the time of Christ? And if there was how did Jesus respond to it? Is bureaucracy an altar of blood sacrifice? Was Jesus’ nonviolent way of life only a temporary tactic or was it something of greater significance in a world ruled by mob violence? Was the early church practicing anarcho-communism or was it doing something that transcended all forms of government on Earth? Michael’s conclusion that the heart of the state is sacrifice is an interesting independent confirmation of Rene Girard’s own Mimetic theory on the matter. Listen to the full podcast to find out and more.

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