Jesuit Political Thought

The Society of Jesus and the State, c.1540–1630

Author: Harro Höpfl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139452427

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Harro Höpfl 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. Höpfl 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.

(Un)masking the Realities of Power

Justus Lipsius and the Dynamics of Political Writing in Early Modern Europe

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004191836

Category: History

Page: 364

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Starting from Justus Lipsius's Monita et exempla politica (1605), this book offers a collection of essays dealing with the disputed Macchiavellian, Tacitean or Neostoic character of Lipsius's political thought, and its impact on the dynamics of political discourse in Early Modern Europe.

Jesuit Philosophy on the Eve of Modernity

Author: Cristiano Casalini

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004394419

Category: Philosophy

Page: 476

View: 7777


In Jesuit Philosophy on the Eve of Modernity Cristiano Casalini collects eighteen contributions by renowned specialists to track the existence and distinctiveness of Jesuit philosophy during the first century since the inception of the order.

Friendship in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Explorations of a Fundamental Ethical Discourse

Author: Albrecht Classen,Marilyn Sandidge

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110253976

Category: History

Page: 802

View: 3621


Although it seems that erotic love generally was the prevailing topic in the medieval world and the Early Modern Age, parallel to this the Ciceronian ideal of friendship also dominated the public discourse, as this collection of essays demonstrates. Following an extensive introduction, the individual contributions explore the functions and the character of friendship from Late Antiquity (Augustine) to the 17th century. They show the spectrum of variety in which this topic appeared not only in literature, but also in politics and even in painting."

Mission from the Perspective of the Other

Drawing Together on Holy Ground

Author: Tim Noble

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532650485

Category: Religion

Page: 218

View: 6387


Christian mission involves God, the missionary, and the other, the recipient of mission. This book argues for the centrality of this other in the practice of mission. The other as child of God is presented, not as an empty vessel waiting to be filled, but as the one who draws near to the missionary. Both are sent by God, and together they enter into the journey towards God. Drawing on Scripture, contemporary missiology, and phenomenology, the book argues for the importance of this often neglected other and demonstrates through historical case studies involving Saint Ignatius of Loyola, William Carey, and Saint Innocent of Alaska that the recognition of the gift of the other has always been present in Christian mission and can continue to inspire.

Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

Studia Latina Upsaliensia

Author: Maria Berggren,Uppsala universitet,Christer Henriksén,Hans Helander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789155469474

Category: Latin language

Page: 194

View: 6280




International Journal of Ethiopian Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783447052382

Category: Ethiopia

Page: 1082

View: 5468