Religion and Political Thought

ISBN-10: 0826480063
ISBN-13: 9780826480064
Edition: 2006 (Annotated)
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 8/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

An essential resource for studies in religion and politics, this indispensable guide begins with an introduction outlining the contemporary relevance of the relationship between religion and political thought, and a brief history of their interactions. Considering the religions of both East and West, Religion and Political Thought highlights the key concepts and influences that relate to these two fields.

Contributors
Acknowledgements
General Introduction
The Division of Christ's Political Body
Prologue to Part One
Augustine (354-430)
Introduction
Excerpt from City of God
Thomas Aquinas (1225/7-74)
Introduction
Excerpt from De regimine (De regno)
Alighieri Dante (1265-1321)
Introduction
Excerpt from De monarchia
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Introduction
Excerpts from 'Address to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation', and 'On the Limits of Secular Authority'
The Legitimation of Sovereign Power
Prologue to Part Two
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Introduction
Excerpt from Discourses on Livy
King James VI/I (1566-1625)
Introduction
Excerpt from The True Law of Free Monarchies
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1674)
Introduction
Excerpt from Leviathan
Religion in Democratic Culture
Prologue to Part Three
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78)
Introduction
Excerpt from Social Contract
Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
Introduction
Excerpt from Common Sense
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59)
Introduction
Excerpt from Democracy in America
Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821)
Introduction
Excerpt from Considerations on France
Politics After Religion
Prologue to Part Four
Karl Marx (1818-83)
Introduction
Excerpt from the Introduction to the Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right'
Carl Schmitt (1888-1985)
Introduction
Excerpt from Political Theology
Vladimir I. Lenin (1870-1924) and Simone Weil (1909-43)
Introduction
'Socialism and Religion' by Lenin
Excerpt from The Need for Roots by Weil
The Contemporary Debates
Prologue to Part Five
Liberality versus Liberalism
Passion in the Era of Decaffeinated Belief
Graffiti on the Walls of the Cathedral of Buenos Aires: Doing Theology, Love and Politics at the Margins
The Moral Order: The Transition to Political Modernity
The Depoliticization of God as a Challenge for Political Theology
Primary Sources
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
Index of Scriptural References

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