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A reference tool that provides an overview of the history of Christian political thought with selections from second century to the seventeenth centuryFrom the second century to the seventeenth from Irenaeus to Grotius this uniue reader provide. Didn t read every collection But intros are incredibly helpful and excerpts are prudently chosen

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From Irenaeus to Grotius A Sourcebook in Christian Political Thought 100 1625

How each has contributed to the tradition of Christian political thought Complete with important Greek and Latin texts available here in English for the first time this volume will be a primary resource for readers from a wide range of interest. Just finished intro to section on the Patristic age in which the author outlines the different factors that influenced early Christian attempts to express a theology of politics1 Life pre and post Constintine2 Importance of the issue of military service3 Difference in East and West branches of the church and Empire Monarchist tradition in East Republican tradition in West4 Different pastoral situation addressed eg defending against false charges of anti social nature of church compared to issues of dealing wih heresy and the role if any played by the empoper in such dealingsChapter 1 The Patristc AgeJustin Martyr apologist the religious authority of the word of God blends with the philosophical authority of the truth to provide a basis for the functioning of society and a criterion for the reasonable exercise of authorityIranaeus is against the idea of Empire

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S a coherent overview of the development of Christian political thought The editors have collected readings from the works of over sixty five authors together with introductory essays that give historical details about each thinker and discuss. What a fantastic sourcebook The introductions to each section are brilliant


8 thoughts on “From Irenaeus to Grotius A Sourcebook in Christian Political Thought 100 1625

  1. says:

    This sourcebook is divided into five parts The Patristic Age Late Antiuity and Germanic Kingship The Integration of Aristotle Spiritual Polities and Dominum and Renaissance and reformation At the risk of sounding Hegelian

  2. says:

    Didn't read every collection But intros are incredibly helpful and excerpts are prudently chosen

  3. says:

    Fantastic insight and read for any ministry major or theologian seeking insight into political theology or to de

  4. says:

    What a fantastic sourcebook The introductions to each section are brilliant

  5. says:

    Just finished intro to section on the Patristic age in which the author outlines the different factors that influenced early Christian attempts to express a theology of politics1 Life pre and post Constintine2 Importance of the issue

  6. says:

    This is a really great book a friend of mine gave me It's simply a collection of excerpts from christian writers from the early days of christianity up through the Reformation on the subject of politics and government It's a really great resource for people interested in christian history and political thought

  7. says:

    What a rich and provocative selection All in all not the most flattering portrait of church history the compromise with powe

  8. says:

    The best book of its kind in the English language