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By Jacques Bossuet,Patrick Riley

ISBN-10: 0521362377

ISBN-13: 9780521362375

ISBN-10: 0521368073

ISBN-13: 9780521368070

This 1991 booklet was once the 1st ever English rendition of the vintage assertion of divine correct absolutism, released in 1707. Jacques-Benigne Bossuet argues within the Politics normal society of the whole human race, ruled by way of Christian charity, has given approach (after the autumn) to the need of politcs, legislations, and absolute hereditary monarchy. That monarchy - visible as normal, common and divinely ordained (beginning with David and Solomon) is defended within the first half the ebook. The final half, extra quickly ahead of Bossuet's dying, is going directly to soak up the rights of the Church, the excellence among absolutism and arbitrariness, and reasons of simply warfare. Patrick Riley has supplied complete assisting fabrics together with a chronology, consultant to extra studying, and a lucid advent putting Bossuet in his historic and highbrow context.

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