Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion in Reference to Civil Society

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Samuel Pufendorf's Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion (published in Latin in 1687) is a major work on the separation of politics and religion. Written in response to the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by the French king Louis XIV, Pufendorf contests the right of the sovereign to control the religion of his subjects, because state and religion pursue wholly different ends. He concludes that, when rulers transgress their bounds, subjects have a right to defend their religion, even by the force of arms. ...

Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion in Reference to Civil Society 2002, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN

ISBN-13: 9780865973701

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Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion in Reference to Civil Society 2002, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN

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