From Irenaeus to Grotius

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Oliver O'Donovan, Joan Lockwood O'Donovan
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Nov 17, 1999 - Religion - 838 pages
A reference tool that provides an overview of the history of Christian political thought with selections from second century to the seventeenth century.

From the second century to the seventeenth, from Irenaeus to Grotius, this unique reader provides 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 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 interests.
 

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Contents

Political Community Spiritual Church Individual Right and Dominium
387
John of Paris
395
Dante Alighieri
411
Marsilius of Padua
421
William of Ockham
451
Nicolas Cabasilas
474
John Wyclif
480
Antonios IV
512

Ambrose of Milan
64
John Chrysostom
87
Augustine of Hippo
102
Paulus Orosius
162
Late Antiquity and RomanoGermanic Christian Kingship
167
Gelasius I
175
Agapetos
178
Justinian
187
Gregory I
193
Isidore of Seville
202
John of Damascus
210
Jonas of Orleans
214
Sedulius Scottus
219
The Donation of Constantine
226
The Struggle over Empire and the Integration of Aristotle
229
Gregory VII
238
Norman Anonymous
248
Honorius Augustodunensis
258
Bernard of Clairvaux
266
John of Salisbury
275
Rufinus the Canonist
295
Nikephoros Blemmydes
304
Bonaventure
307
Thomas Aquinas
318
Giles of Rome
360
James of Viterbo
377
Jean Gerson
515
John Fortescue
528
Nicholas of Kues
539
Renaissance Reformation and Redicalism Scholastic Revival and the Consolidation of Legal Theory
547
Thomas More
556
Desiderius Erasmus
568
Martin Luther
579
Francisco de Vitoria
607
The Schleitheim Articles
629
Hans Hergot
636
Stephen Gardiner
645
Philipp Melanchthon
648
John Calvin
660
John Knox
683
John Ponet
693
Thomas Cartwright
700
Vindiciae contra Tyrannos
709
Francisco Suarez
721
Richard Hooker
741
Johannes Althusius
755
William Perkins
769
The Convocation Book
776
Hugo Grotius
785
Subject Index
819
Scripture Index
829
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About the author (1999)

Oliver O'Donovan is a fellow of the British Academy andprofessor emeritus of Christian ethics and practical theologyat the University of Edinburgh. His other books includeThe Desire of the Nations, The Ways of Judgment,and Resurrection and Moral Order.

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