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The Two Gods of Leviathan
Thomas Hobbes on Religion and Politics

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  • Date Published: March 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511880957

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  • As 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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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511880957
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    A note on references
    Introduction
    Part I. The Religious Background to Hobbes's Philosophy:
    1. Considerations upon the reputation and religion of Mr. Hobbes
    2. Religion
    Part II. Law, Morality, and God:
    3. Power, obligation, and justice
    4. Law
    5. The history and idea of covenants
    6. Sovereign-making covenants
    Part III. Religion Within the Limits of Science and Politics:
    7. God
    8. Revelation, prophets, and miracles
    9. Angels and eschatology
    10. The Church
    11. Scripture
    Conclusion
    Appendices
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    A. P. Martinich

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