Crown under Law: Richard Hooker, John Locke, and the Ascent of Modern Constitutionalism

Crown under Law: Richard Hooker, John Locke, and the Ascent of Modern Constitutionalism

by Alexander S. Rosenthal
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739124145

ISBN-13: 9780739124147

Pub. Date: 05/06/2008

Publisher: Lexington Books

Crown under Law is an account of how and why the constitutional idea arose in early modern England. The book focuses on two figures_Richard Hooker and John Locke. Rosenthal represents Hooker as a transitional figure who follows in the medieval natural law tradition even while laying the groundwork for Locke's political thought. The book challenges the influential

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Crown under Law is an account of how and why the constitutional idea arose in early modern England. The book focuses on two figures_Richard Hooker and John Locke. Rosenthal represents Hooker as a transitional figure who follows in the medieval natural law tradition even while laying the groundwork for Locke's political thought. The book challenges the influential interpretation of Locke by Leo Strauss (who saw Locke as a radical modernist) by illustrating the lines of continuity between Locke's argument in the Two Treatises of Government and the earlier political tradition represented by Hooker. By illustrating the often distinctive manner in which Hooker addressed the great questions, and how he powerfully affected later developments such as Locke's conception of the state, Rosenthal's Crown under Law establishes the important place of Richard Hooker in the history of political thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739124147
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
05/06/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Crown under Law: General Introduction Part 2 Part I: Richard Hooker and the Theological Politics of Elizabethan England Chapter 3 I. The Historical and Theological Context of Richard Hooker's Laws Chapter 4 II. Hooker's Politics of Divine Law Chapter 5 III. Hooker's Theory of Political Dominion Part 6 Part II: Richard Hooker, John Locke, and the Great Debates of the 17th Century Chapter 7 IV. The Tory Hooker and the Whig Hooker Chapter 8 V. "The Judicious Hooker" Part 9 Conclusion

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