While the church fathers and Reformers are hardly above criticism, the contention of this book is that we are the oddities, not they; we are the ones obsessed with trivialities. The church fathers and Reformers had a more biblical sense of priorities than we have. We have permitted the idolaters of power and mammon to set our priorities for us; we have let them convince us that the really big issues confronting the world are political, and they can be solved through political means.

Peter J. Leithart, The Kingdom and the Power: Rediscovering the Centrality of the Church, p. 21

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