Matthew Tuininga

Matthew Tuininga is a PhD Candidate in Religion, Ethics and Society at Emory University and an adjunct professor at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia. He blogs at www.matthewtuininga.wordpress.com.


One of the great paradoxes of John Calvin’s political theology can be captured in terms of two of the phrases the reformer used over and over throughout his writings. On the one hand, he emphasized, “the kingdom of Christ is spiritual.” On the other hand, through the kingdom of Christ God is bringing about the “restoration of the world.”