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Sovereignty : God, state, and self

Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2008.
Series: Gifford lectures.
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Throughout the history of human intellectual endeavor, sovereignty has cut across the diverse realms of theology, political thought, and psychology. From earliest Christian worship to the revolutionary ideas of Thomas Jefferson and Karl Marx, the debates about sovereignty--complete independence and self-government--have dominated our history. In this seminal work of political history and political theory, leading  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Bethke Elshtain
ISBN: 9780465037599 0465037593
OCLC Number: 148914484
Description: xvii, 334 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Sovereign God: from Logos to will --
Sovereign God: bound or unbound --
Will, power, and earthly dominion --
The sovereign state unchained --
The binding and loosing of sovereign states --
Binding, loosing, and revolution --
Unbinding revolution, binding constitution --
The creation of the sovereign self --
Self-sovereignty: moralism, nihilism, and existential isolation --
The sovereign self: dreams of radical transcendence --
The less-than-sovereign self and the human future.
Series Title: Gifford lectures.
Responsibility: Jean Bethke Elshtain.
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