Title Hobbes on politics and religion / edited by Laurens van Apeldoorn and Robin Douglass
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Edition First edition
Descript xiv, 297 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Also available in electronic format
"The majority of chapters in this volume were presented at two workshops in 2015, the first at King's College London and the second at Leiden University."--Page vii
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-294) and index
Introduction / Laurens van Apeldoorn, Robin Douglass -- The theocratic Leviathan : Hobbes's arguments for the identity of church and state / Johan Olsthoorn -- Natural sovereignty and omnipotence in Hobbes's Leviathan / A. P. Martinich -- First impressions : Hobbes on religion, education, and the metaphor of imprinting / Teresa M. Bejan -- Tolerance as a dimension of Hobbes's absolutism / Franck Lessay -- Hobbes on the motives of martyrs / Al exandra Chadwick -- Hobbes, Calvinism, and determinism / Alan Cromartie -- Mosaic leviathan : religion and rhetoric in Hobbes's political thought / Alison McQueen -- Devil in the details: Hobbes's use and abuse of scripture / Paul B. Davis -- The Politics of Hobbes's Historia Ecclesiastica / Patricia Springborg -- A profile in cowardice? Hobbes, personation, and the trinity / Glen Newey -- Hobbes and the future of religion / Jon Parkin -- Hobbes and early English deism / Blad Carmel -- All the wars of Christendom: Hobbes's theory of religious conflict / Jeffrey Collins -- Religious conflict and moral consensus: Hobbes, Rawls, and two types of moral justification / Daniel Eggers -- Hobbes on the duty not to act on conscience / S. A. Lloyd
"Thomas Hobbes, one of the most important figures in the history of political philosophy, is still widely regarded as a predominantly secular thinker. Yet a great deal of his political thought was motivated by the need to address problems of a distinctively religious nature. This is the first collection of essays dedicated to the complex and rich intersections between Hobbes's political and religious thought. Written by experts in the field, the volume opens up new directions for thinking about his treatment of religion as a political phenomenon and the political dimensions of his engagement with Christian doctrines and their history. The chapters investigate his strategies for showing how his provocative political positions could be accepted by different religious audiences for whom fidelity to religious texts was of crucial importance, while also considering the legacy of his ideas and examining their relevance for contemporary concerns. Some chapters do so by pursuing mainly historical inquiries about the motives and circumstances of Hobbes's writings, while others reconstruct the logic of his arguments and test their philosophical coherence. They thus offer wide-ranging and sometimes conflicting assessments of Hobbes's ideas, yet they all demonstrate how closely intertwined his political and religious preoccupations are and thereby showcase how this perspective can help us to better understand his thought."-- Provided by publisher's website
Link Electronic version: Hobbes on politics and religion. First edition. Oxford, United Kingdon : Oxford University Press, 2018 9780192525093 (OCoLC)1042074273
Subject Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679 -- Political and social views -- Congresses
Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679 -- Religion -- Congresses
Alt Author Apeldoorn, Laurens van, 1979- editor
Douglass, Robin, editor
King's College London, host institution
Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden, host institution
Alt Title Hobbes on politics & religion