Jesuit Political Thought
The Society of Jesus and the State, C.1540-1630
By (author) Harro Hopfl
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Jesuit Political Thought by Harro Hopfl
Book DescriptionHarro Hopfl presents here a full-length study of the single most influential organized group of scholars and pamphleteers in early modern Europe (1540-1630), namely the Jesuits. He explores the academic and political controversies in which they were engaged in and their contribution to academic discourse around ideas of 'the state' and 'politics'. He pays particular attention to their actual teaching concerning doctrines for whose menacing practical implications Jesuits generally were vilified: notably tyrannicide, the papal power to depose rulers, the legitimacy of 'Machiavellian' policies in dealing with heretics and the justifiability of breaking faith with heretics. Hopfl further explores the paradox of the Jesuits' political activities being at once the subject of conspiratorial fantasies but at the same time being widely acknowledged as among the foremost intellects of their time, with their thought freely cited and appropriated. This is an important work of scholarship.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521066754
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harro Hopfl
Managing Modernity, Hardback (January 2011)
Managing Modernity: Beyond Bureaucracy? offers theoretical perspectives and substantive insights on the future of bureaucracy in different organizational contexts. It includes contributions from internationally renowned scholars working in the fields of organization theory, public administration, and information systems.
Jesuit Political Thought, Hardback (July 2004)
Pioneering study of Jesuit thinking exploring the society's position on key questions of political thought.
Luther and Calvin on Secular Authority, Paperback (September 1991)
Luther's On Secular Authority and Calvin's On Civil Government, translated here, attempt to find a balance between Reformed Christians and the secular authorities.
Christian Polity of John Calvin, Paperback (July 1985)» View all books by Harro Hopfl
This book explores the relationship between Calvin's thought about civil and ecclesiastical order and his own circumstances and activities.
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Author Biography - Harro Hopfl
Harro Hopfl is one of the leading historians of ideas writing in Britain today.
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