The best book of its ind in the English language 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
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Blends With The Philosophical Authority Of Thewith the philosophical authority of the to provide a basis for the functioning of society and a criterion for the reasonable exercise of authorityIranaeus is against the idea of Empire Didn t read every collection But intros are incredibly helpful and excerpts are prudently chosen 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 What a fantastic sourcebook The introductions to each section are brilliant 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 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.
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THEOCRATIC PRIEST KING AGAIN SEE KANTOROWICZ CONSISTENT WITH THEpriest Casuistry and Modern Ethics: A Poetics of Practical Reasoning king again see Kantorowicz Consistent with theing motif and O Donovan really doesn t dwell overly much on it is the idea of David as a type of later Christian ings Transition Not exactly a transition moment but of immense importance was Pope Gelasius s idea
of the two swords dual rulership 179 There are two by whom the world is ruled priest and ingthe two swords dual rulership 179 There are two by whom the world is ruled priest and ing in this model will create tensions when Aristotle comes on the sceneThe Struggle over Empire and the Integration of AristotlePope Gelasius s formulation for all of its difficulties never united the two swords into one person The temptation would later prove too great The Papacy would develop the idea of plenitude potestasis combining theology law and metaphysics into one One result would be the increasing corporatization of the church indeed a corporation of corporations O Donovan 235 again see KantorowiczThe corporatization of the church brought an old issue back to focus what is the church s relation to property Augustinian reflection eventually triumphing in Wyclif had long placed restraints on the church s vision Christ and his disciples were poor so the reasoning went therefore his successors shouldn t own ingdomsFor all of Aristotelianism s problems Aristotle did all therefore his successors shouldn t own ingdomsFor all of Aristotelianism s problems Aristotle did all 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 Fantastic insight and read for any ministry major or theologian seeking insight into political theology or to deepen or broaden their horizons and viewpoint. 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. Ge had to face in "integrating biblical truth not only with their present culture but with the achievements of previous " biblical truth not only with their present culture but with the achievements of previous 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 confrontational spiritual anyway atmosphere thinkers like Irenaeus and Cyril of Jerusalem saw a coming showdown with Antichrist uoted in O Donovan 41Several themes emerge in the Patristic Age mainly the note of Evangelical Poverty Property as defined by Lactantius is defined precisely by the structures of community relations in which material goods are communicated O Donovan 47 This means human existence has a fundamental sociality For the most part the fathers and the tradition as a whole avoid calling private property evil But it is always deconstructed They see property as already existing within community It is to enable the trustee to better rule and shareThe Transition Towards the end of the
age both East and West will have been shaped by Justinian s Law The Westboth East and West will have been shaped by Justinian s Law The West move to see links between Christology and political imagination cf KantorowiczLate Antiuity and Romano Germanic KingshipGermanic warrior ings provided an alternative to the orientalizing divinization cult The ecclesiastical structure begins to see itself as separate and often superior to the political order Moreover the episcopate is looked to as a model for rule Not surprisingly and perhaps contrary to earlier gains 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. ,