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The immortal commonwealth : covenant, community, and political resistance in early reformed thought

Author: David P Henreckson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Law and Christianity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Introduction, with a linguistic history reaching back to ancient Hebrew writings, Roman law, and medieval jurisprudence, the concept of covenant has shaped Western notions of law and justice like few others. In its barest sense, it is a contract or agreement between parties. It establishes or recognizes the terms by which a relationship among persons is preserved or set right, and is often ratified by some ritual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David P Henreckson
ISBN: 9781108470216 1108470211
OCLC Number: 1090697216
Description: x, 208 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The covenanting God --
The law of the covenant --
Breaking covenant --
The unaccountable sovereign --
Consociational politics --
Resisting the devil.
Series Title: Law and Christianity.
Responsibility: David P. Henreckson.

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How would we understand early modern political context differently if we accounted for the theological commitments of early modern resistance theorists? The Immortal Commonwealth argues that by  Read more...

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'In The Immortal Commonwealth, David P. Henreckson navigates the oft-inordinately voluminous literature on Calvinist covenant theologies with the requisite dexterity, interpretive savvy and skills, Read more...

 
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