Sorry to resurrect an old discussion, but I would like to ask a question if I may.
As I understand things, Professor Gutzman, you do not reject the state entirely. Moreover, I have gleamed from your writings elsewhere that you are not partial to monarchy. What I would like to know then is how you square this view with the Orthodox Churches canonization of monarchs and what might be described as her general regard for monarchy as a system (evidence for which you have provided above).
Thanks for any clarification you can provide on this subject.