Christian rebellion theories as delivered by St. Paul from Mars Hill by Augustine, Calvin and Adams

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Hastings, Jason Michael
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2003
This thesis explicates teh rebellion theories of three reowned Christian political thinkers and evaluates the extent that each can communicate an intelligible rebellion theory to a non-Christian audience. Augustine of Hippo, at a dawn of the medieval ages, John Calvin of Geneva during the Reformation and John Adams of the USA in the midst of the Enlightenment are the three thinkers selected for consideration. These thinkers have produced ideas that have transcended time and geographical location. Rebellion is an issue of the utmost political importance as it reveals the limits, and the first principles of politics. The issues surrounding the involovement of religion in politics have created a place for confusion in minds of many people today. The issues surrounding religion and politics need further elucidation. The way these thinkers were able to translate the divine command from Romans 13:1, which decrees an absolute prohibition against rebellion, into an intelligible rebellion theory to non-Christians, is an important consideration in this thesis.
ix, 158 leaves ; 28 cm.
Revolutions -- Philosophy , Political science -- Philosophy , Religion and politics , Adams, John, 1735-1826 -- Contributions in political science , Adams, John, 1735-1826 -- Influence , Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo -- Contributions in political science , Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo -- Influence , Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564 -- Contributions in political science , Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564 -- Influence , Dissertations, Academic