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Sovereign and the Prophets : Spinoza on Grotian and Hobbesian Biblical Argumentation - (Hardcover)

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Fukuoka shows how Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza's (1632-77) Tractatus theologico-politicus (1670) redefined the relationship between state and church, and articulated a theory for intellectual liberty on that basis. The treatise stemmed from a milieu in which the questions of whether or not the government could be the protector of students of truth was crucial, he says, which in turn raised the question of how rulers could know truth. In particular, he analyzes Spinoza's choice and interpretation of quotations from the Old Testament compared to similar biblical readings by his contemporaries in the Dutch political context that prompted him to compose his treatise. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 425
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Intellectual History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Atsuko Fukuoka
Language: English
Street Date: February 22, 2018
TCIN: 53057156
UPC: 9789004322080
Item Number (DPCI): 248-52-7100
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