The new Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, center, conducts the enthronement service in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009. Patriarch Kirill took charge of the Russian Orthodox Church in a ceremony Sunday to become the first leader of the world’s largest Orthodox church to take office after the fall of the Soviet Union. | (Photo: AP Images / Alexander Zemlianichenko)
By Christian nationalism, I refer to a belief that a particular nation’s values, culture, and laws should respect or reflect biblical ethics and morality. The following are four popular historical views that I have observed related to this subject.
1. Religious Nationalism
2. Cultural Christian Nationalism
3. Political/Christian Nationalism
4. Salt and Light Nationalism