Lawson: Politica Sacra Et Civilis

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Cambridge University Press, 1992 - History - 283 pages
Lawson's Politica is a systematic treatise on politics in church and state and is arguably the most significant work of political theory to have been printed during the Restoration crisis of 1659-60. It was widely discussed during the seventeenth century and particularly the revolution of 1688-9. This new modern edition is based on, and corrects the first printed editions of 1660 and 1689, and contains an extensive introduction and notes designed to make this significant work accessible to both students and specialists.

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Contents

Preface page
vii
A note on the text
xxix
Biographical notes
xxxv
Principal dates
xlix
Epistle to the reader
3
of government
88
and first
126
Whether episcopacy be the primary subject of the Power
137
Whether presbytery or presbyters be the primary subject
152
That the government of the church is not purely
163
Of the extent of a particular church
189
Of subjection in general and the subjects of a civil state
218
Of subjects in an ecclesiastical polity
252
Index
277
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