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Wars between countries were bad enough, but even worse sometimes were the civil wars within countries, civil wars made worse by religious division e. How do you stop such conflicts? How do you create a stable, peaceful society? Especially important in this regard, the three thinkers I especially want to emphasize next: Bossuet, Hobbes, and Locke.
Locke, on the other hand, offers an even more convincing argument for more limited government. He was a tremendously popular preacher and one of most prolific theological writers of his time. Naturally enough, with such responsibility, Bossuet devoted considerable effort to figuring out how government might ideally operate.
Also, naturally enough for a Bishop, he derived his ideas primarily from the scripture. We have his ideas in a book with the title, "The Principles of Politics derived from the scripture.
Bossuet maintains that they advocate monarchy. God himself a king. When Jesus returns, he will reign as king. We are taught to pray, "Thy kingdom come Bossuet uses examples like David and Solomon to show that this is the form of govt. Further, says Bossuet, we can see this is the government God intends for us by the fact that monarchy is the most common, most ancient, and most natural form of government all the countries of Europe, are ruled by kings; throughout the world, their are kings; back in history: Monarchy, then, is the form of government God intends for us.
But what kind of monarchy? No--absolute, hereditary monarchy, with succession determined by male primogeniture. It is the most advantageous of all governmental forms. But what if the king is a tyrant? Bossuet argues that subjects owe complete obedience to their sovereign regardless.
For one thing, to rebel disrupts the unity of the state and leads to civil war: What does a subject do when a ruler is harsh, cruel, or misguided?Historiography: Historiography, the writing of history, especially the writing of history based on the critical examination of sources, the selection of particular details from the authentic materials in those sources, and the synthesis of those details into a narrative that stands the test of critical.
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Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet () was a theologian at the court of the French "Sun King" Louis XIV; Bossuet was one of history's most fervent defenders of absolute monarchy. For him, only God stands above the person of the king, and the king's authority cannot be challenged by any other human being. The Rational Argumentator. Perserving our Heritage Level 1 Part 1, Moe Ccue C My Box-Spanish 6/Pk, Stone A Visit to the Suez Canal (), T. K. Lynch Ageing, health and care, Christina R. Victor Lighthouses and Lifesaving on Washington's Outer Coast, William S Hanable. BOSSUET, HOBBES, AND LOCKE INTRODUCTION Jacques Bossuet () was a French bishop during time of Louis XIV. He left England during the English Civil War () and ended up for a time tutoring the future Charles II. At same time, he wrote a fascinating political treatise.
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