The Two Gods of Leviathan
Thomas Hobbes on Religion and Politics
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Two Gods of Leviathan by Al P. Martinich
Book DescriptionAs well as being considered the greatest English political philosopher, Hobbes has traditionally been thought of as a purely secular thinker, highly critical of all religion. In this provocative new study, Professor Martinich argues that conventional wisdom has been misled. In fact, he shows that religious concerns pervade Leviathan and that Hobbes was really intent on providing a rational defense of the Calvinistic Church of England that flourished under the reign of James I. Professor Martinich presents a close reading of Leviathan in which he shows that, for Hobbes, Christian doctrine is not politically destabilizing and is consistent with modern science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521531238
(228mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Al P. Martinich
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Philosophical Writing, Paperback (July 2005)» View all books by Al P. Martinich
Substantially updated and revised, the third edition of Philosophical Writing is designed to help those with little or no experience in philosophy to think and write successfully.
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