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Spiritual Authority And Temporal Power

Author : René Guénon
ISBN : 0900588462
Genre : Religion
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Deals with the normal relationship between the spiritual and the temporal powers implied in a healthy traditional civilization, that is, the supremacy of knowledge over action, of the sacerdotal over the royal caste. Touching first on India and the medieval West, Guenon then illustrates his point by citing quarrels over investiture and disputes of certain French kingswith the papacy as evidence of a deviation in Christianity.
Category: Religion

On Temporal And Spiritual Authority

Author : Saint Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmino
ISBN : 086597716X
Genre : Philosophy
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Robert Bellarmine was one of the most original and influential political theorists of his time. He participated in several of the political debates that agitated early modern Europe, such as the controversy over the Oath of Allegiance in England. Bellarmine presents one of the clearest and most coherent definitions of the nature and aim of temporal authority and its relationship to spiritual authority. The king has jurisdiction over the body, the pope over the conscience. This distinction was crucial for the history of early modern monarchies: the conflict between state and church ceased to be concerned with physical persons and was no longer a contest for the consciences of subjects. The political thought of Bellarmine was at the center of post-Reformation debates on the relationship between state and church; on the nature, aim, and limits of temporal government; and on the relation between religion and natural law. He posed in a novel, controversial manner the relationship between public and private spheres, thus opening up questions central to what we consider "modernity.” This accessible edition of some of Bellarmine’s most important works in fresh translations will be interesting for a wide readership of both scholars of political thought and the educated general public. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was a Jesuit cardinal and a celebrated professor of theology at the Roman College, of which he became rector in 1592. He was also a highly ranked member of the Inquisition and of the Congregation of the Index, as well as Pope Clement VIII’s main advisor in theological matters. However, Bellarmine’s work risked being included in the Index of Prohibited Books for insufficient support of papal authority. At the same time, he was considered a major enemy of the absolute authority of sovereigns, such as James I of England. Stefania Tutino is an Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara. Knud Haakonssen is Professor of Intellectual History and Director of the Centre for Intellectual History at the University of Sussex, England.
Category: Philosophy

Spiritual Authority And Temporal Power In The Indian Theory Of Government

Author : Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy
ISBN : 8121502551
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Illustrations: 1 B/w Illustration Description: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy's Spiritual Authority and Temporal Power in the Indian Theory of Government traces the source of Indian Political theory to the words of the marriage formula: I am that, thou art This, I am sky, thou art Earth. Long ago mankind discovered that institution of state, or something similar to it, alone would ensure their survival. They entrusted their material and spiritual welfare to the king and the priest, the two principal organs of the state. But neither the king nor the priest rose to the expected heights. Of the two, the king proved worse. He, instead of devoting his time and energy for the promotion of their welfare, vigorously pursued lechery, lechery: still wars and lechery. He forgot that he was bound by duty to protect them from internal revolt and external attack. His actions seldom conformed to the prevailing modes of conduct; his edicts were more for his good and less for his subjects'; he failed to realize that Peace hath her victories, no less renowned than war. Thus he became at once their hope and despair. Every age witnessed eminent thinkers applying their minds in vain to seek a remedy for this disease. Such was the disgust of Plato that he declared that no solution would emerge till philosophers become kings in this world. The sages of ancient India solved this enigma by urging a conjunction of the king with the priest, as out of this union would emerge a government based on Dharma which would result in the happiness of the subjects. In this book, the author, with his customary lucidity of language, penetrating insight and thorough scholarship, has thrown light on this problem which, inspite of the passage of time, continues to be relevant to this day.

Dreams Visions And Spiritual Authority In Merovingian Gaul

Author : Isabel Moreira
ISBN : 0801436613
Genre : History
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Drawing on a rich variety of sources - histories, hagiographies, ascetic literature, and records of dreams at saints' shrines - Isabel Moreira provides insight into a society struggling to understand and negotiate its religious visions."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: History

Leo Xiii

Author : Bernard O'Reilly
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The Globe

Author : William Henry Thorne
ISBN : NYPL:33433081678249
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The Oxford Handbook Of Sikh Studies

Author : Pashaura Singh
ISBN : 9780191004124
Genre : Religion
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The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies innovatively combines the ways in which scholars from fields as diverse as philosophy, psychology, religious studies, literary studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and economics have integrated the study of Sikhism within a wide range of critical and postcolonial perspectives on the nature of religion, violence, gender, ethno-nationalism, and revisionist historiography. A number of essays within this collection also provide a more practical dimension, written by artists and practitioners of the tradition. The Handbook is divided into eight thematic sections that explore different 'expressions' of Sikhism. Historical, literary, ideological, institutional, and artistic expressions are considered in turn, followed by discussion of Sikhs in the Diaspora, and of caste and gender in the Panth. Each section begins with an essay by a prominent scholar in the field, providing an overview of the topic. Further essays provide detail and further treat the fluid, multivocal nature of both the Sikh past and the present. The Handbook concludes with a section considering future directions in Sikh Studies.
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The English Renaissance

Author : Kate Aughterson
ISBN : 9781134666164
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This comprehensive anthology collects together primary texts and documents relevant to the literature, culture, and intellectual life in England between 1550 and 1660.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Development Of Secularism In Turkey

Author : Niyazi Berkes
ISBN : 0415919835
Genre : History
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: History