The real war in Afghanistan is between modernity and theocracy, but the wrong side is winning that battle.
America recognizes who is its enemy in the region, but is less sure about what it is at war with: theocracy.
They shudder from the mere thought that Rabbi Amar's admonition may come about and Israel will turn into a theocracy.
If so, it shows that the Iranian theocracy ultimately fell on its own sword.
He challenged the very core of the Iranian theocracy and demanded respect for basic human rights.
After their departure from Egypt, the government of the Hebrews was a theocracy.
They are the hieroglyphics of feudalism, succeeding those of theocracy.
But a theocracy was only a means, and a means that was never greatly emphasized in the best days of the papacy.
So Garotte became a sort of theocracy, with Judge Rablay as ruler.
The theocracy, which had been construed as the reign of the clergy, he would interpret as ideal and realize as a reign of God.
1620s, "sacerdotal government under divine inspiration" (as that of Israel before the rise of kings), from Greek theokratia "the rule of God" (Josephus), from theos "god" (see Thea) + kratos "a rule, regime, strength" (see -cracy). Meaning "priestly or religious body wielding political and civil power" is recorded from 1825.
a word first used by Josephus to denote that the Jews were under the direct government of God himself. The nation was in all things subject to the will of their invisible King. All the people were the servants of Jehovah, who ruled over their public and private affairs, communicating to them his will through the medium of the prophets. They were the subjects of a heavenly, not of an earthly, king. They were Jehovah's own subjects, ruled directly by him (comp. 1 Sam. 8:6-9).