The Divine Feudal Law: Or, Covenants with Mankind, Represented

The Divine Feudal Law Or Covenants with Mankind Represented Originally published posthumously in Latin in The Divine Feudal Law sets forth Pufendorf s basis for the reunion of the Lutheran and Calvinist confessions This attempt to seek a conciliation b

  • Title: The Divine Feudal Law: Or, Covenants with Mankind, Represented
  • Author: Samuel von Pufendorf
  • ISBN: 9780865973732
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • Originally published posthumously, in Latin, in 1695, The Divine Feudal Law sets forth Pufendorf s basis for the reunion of the Lutheran and Calvinist confessions This attempt to seek a conciliation between the confessions complements the concept of toleration discussed in Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion in Reference to Civil Society In both works PufendoOriginally published posthumously, in Latin, in 1695, The Divine Feudal Law sets forth Pufendorf s basis for the reunion of the Lutheran and Calvinist confessions This attempt to seek a conciliation between the confessions complements the concept of toleration discussed in Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion in Reference to Civil Society In both works Pufendorf examines the proper way to secure the peaceful coexistence of different confessions in a state.Although he argued in Of the Nature that maintaining peace and order in the state does not require all subjects to share one belief, Pufendorf also believed that true Christianity was beneficial to society For that reason he advocated a reunion of the confessions on the basis of fundamental truths that he believed were contained in the Bible, saying a conciliation should be enforced not by law but by mutual agreement of the dissenting parties Therefore, the reunion of the confessions must be accompanied by toleration.Samuel Pufendorf 1632 1694 was one of the most important figures in early modern political thought An exact contemporary of Locke and Spinoza, he transformed the natural law theories of Grotius and Hobbes, developed striking ideas of toleration and of the relationship between church and state, and wrote extensive political histories and analyses of the constitution of the German empire.Theophilus Dorrington 1654 1715 was an Anglican clergyman and polemicist against Dissent.Simone Zurbuchen is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.Knud Haakonssen is Professor of Intellectual History at the University of Sussex, England.

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