Thursday, May 25, 2017

From Irenaeus to Grotius: A Sourcebook in Christian Political Thought

"From Irenaeus to Grotius: A Sourcebook in Christian Political Thought," edited by Oliver O'Donovan and Joan Lockwood O'Donovan, is a thorough read on what has been said on Christianity and politics throughout the centuries. As Amazon summarizes:
From the second century to the seventeenth, from Irenaeus to Grotius, this unique reader provides a coherent overview of the development of Christian political thought. The editors have collected readings from the works of over sixty-five authors, together with introductory essays that give historical details about each thinker and discuss how each has contributed to the tradition of Christian political thought. Complete with important Greek and Latin texts available here in English for the first time, this volume will be a primary resource for readers from a wide range of interests.
The book can be purchased here.

We of course do not endorse all the authors or what may be promoted (e.g., Roman Catholicism). Nevertheless, it is an excellent source for learning more about what has been written about Christianity (or in the name of Christianity) and politics over the centuries. 

See the table of contents, including the writers, here.  

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