Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer: “But above all, the religionlessness of the state expressed a fact which was of fundamental significance for American Christianity, namely that the state has its boundaries at the churches. The religionlessness of the state was from this point of view not a triumph of secular authority over Christianity, but quite the reverse, the victory of the church over any unbounded claim by the state.” (No Rusty Swords, 102.)

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