(PUBEerdmans)A masterpiece! This outstanding collection brings together influential pieces from 65 authors in the days when theology and politics were intermingled: Origen, Augustine, Gregory I, Dante, William of Ockham, Luther, Calvin, and Grotius. Introductions, bibliographies, plus outstanding translations. 840 pages, softcover.
A reference tool that provides an overview of the history of Christian political thought with selections from second century to the seventeenth century.
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.
Oliver O'Donovan is a fellow of the British Academy andprofessor emeritus of Christian ethics and practical theologyat the University of Edinburgh. His other books includeThe Desire of the Nations, The Ways of Judgment,and Resurrection and Moral Order.