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

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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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. 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 purely accidental we see the O Donovans guiding us through the struggles each age had to face in integrating biblical truth not only with their present culture but with the achievements of previous ages The Patristic AgeChristian thinkers had to wrestle with the uncomfortable fact that the NT praised Roman soldiers with the present reality of Rome s attack on the faith Further military service whatever conclusion one reached challenged ideas of continuityEschatology factored heavier in these accounts As a separate community living in the time between the times they awaited the arrival of Yahweh and the judgment of the age This sheds light on the confr

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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. Fantastic insight and read for any ministry major or theologian seeking insight into political theology or to deepen or broaden their horizons and viewpoints

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  • From Irenaeus to Grotius A Sourcebook in Christian Political Thought 100 1625
  • Oliver ODonovan
  • English
  • 10 April 2019
  • 9780802842091

About the Author: Oliver ODonovan

Oliver O'Donovan FBA FRSE born 1945 is a scholar known for his work in the field of Christian ethics He has also made contributions to political theology both contemporary and historical



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 purely acc

  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 dee

  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 of military service3 Difference in East and West branches of the church and Empire Monarchist tradition in Eas

  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 power and violence has been the most consistent note in the tradition of Christian political thought But the tools are certainly here to construct a just godly and Biblical model of society; they just need to be carefully sifted through cleaned off and sharpened

  8. says:

    The best book of its kind in the English language

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