"Another hallmark of Christianity is that salvation is not individualistic; it’s not something one person receives for himself or herself. Salvation is the reign of God. It is a political alternative to the way the world is constituted. That is a very important part of the story that has been lost to accounts of salvation that are centered on the individual. But without an understanding that salvation is the reign of God, the need for the Church to mediate salvation makes no sense at all."