Not by Reason Alone: Religion, History, and Identity in Early Modern Political Thought / Edition 2

Not by Reason Alone: Religion, History, and Identity in Early Modern Political Thought / Edition 2

by Joshua Mitchell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226532224

ISBN-13: 9780226532226

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Masterfully interweaving political, religious, and historical themes, Not by Reason Alone creates a new interpretation of early modern political thought. Where most accounts assume that modern thought followed a decisive break with Christianity, Joshua Mitchell reveals that the line between the age of faith and that of reason is not quite so clear. Instead, he shows…  See more details below

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Masterfully interweaving political, religious, and historical themes, Not by Reason Alone creates a new interpretation of early modern political thought. Where most accounts assume that modern thought followed a decisive break with Christianity, Joshua Mitchell reveals that the line between the age of faith and that of reason is not quite so clear. Instead, he shows that the ideas of Luther, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau draw on history, rather than reason alone, for a sense of political authority.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226532226
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
1
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Luther: The Dialectic of Supersession and the Politics of Righteousness19
2Hobbes: The Dialectic of Renewal and the Politics of Pride46
3Locke: The Dialectic of Clarification and the Politics of Reason73
4Rousseau: The History of Diremption and the Politics of Errancy98
Conclusion125
Notes153
Bibliography239
Index247

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