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By Jacques Bossuet,Patrick Riley

ISBN-10: 0521362377

ISBN-13: 9780521362375

ISBN-10: 0521368073

ISBN-13: 9780521368070

This 1991 e-book 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 full human race, ruled via Christian charity, has given approach (after the autumn) to the need of politcs, legislation, and absolute hereditary monarchy. That monarchy - obvious as ordinary, common and divinely ordained (beginning with David and Solomon) is defended within the first half the publication. The final half, extra quickly prior to Bossuet's loss of life, is going directly to take in the rights of the Church, the excellence among absolutism and arbitrariness, and reasons of simply warfare. Patrick Riley has supplied complete aiding fabrics together with a chronology, consultant to extra studying, and a lucid creation putting Bossuet in his old and highbrow context.

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