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Jesuit Political Thought : The Society of Jesus and the State, c.1540-1630.

Author/Creator:
Höpfl, Harro.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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Book
1 online resource (427 pages)
Series:
Ideas in Context
Ideas in Context ; v.70
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Subjects:
Jesuits -- History -- 16th century.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
Pioneering study of Jesuit thinking exploring the society's position on key questions of political thought.
Contents:
Cover
Half-title
Series-title
Title
Copyright
Contents
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Translations, references, and orthography
Introduction
chapter 1 The character of the Society of Jesus
teaching
the substance of education and the ends of the society
preaching
jesuits as confessors
'controversies'
publication
the 'political' dimension
chapter 2 The Society's organisational ideas
the virtue of obedience
ordered passions
hierarchy
the superior general
the monarchical principle
the judge of controversies
jesuit definition of the church
monarchy as such
chapter 3 The Society and political matters
spiritual and temporal matters
'meddling' in politics
chapter 4 The Church, the Society, and heresy
the nature of heresy
the consequences of heresy
the right response to heretics
heresy as a responsibility of secular rulers
chapter 5 The confrontation with reason of state
jesuits and reason of state
the prototypical discussion: botero
machiavellians, politiques, atheists, reason of state: the anti-toleration orthodoxy
persecution as 'machiavellianism'
toleration as machiavellianism: the politiques as machiavellians
true and false reason of state
atheism
the providentialist argument
chapter 6 Reason of state and religious uniformity
the political utility of intolerance
religion as the foundation of civil society
the unsuitability of heresy as civic religion
the impossibility of peaceful coexistence
the reason of state counterfactual in persons and fitzherbert
persons' conference and news
fitzherbert's treatise concerning policy and religion
the toleration caveat
chapter 7 Jesuit reason of state and fides
veracity as a duty of private persons
equivocation and mental reservation.
fides as a duty of rulers
simulation and dissimulation
the sanctity of treaties
chapter 8 Reason of state, prudence, and the academic curriculum
reason of state and prudence
prudence considered philosophically
prudence as knowledge and as a moral virtue
means and ends
worldly prudence
governance considered philosophically
chapter 9 The theory of political authority
the nature of potestas
scriptural legitimation
salmerón on romans 13
the natural genesis of authority
potestas in the 'natural family'
patriarchalism
from the family to the polity
natural liberty and political subjection
'directive' and 'coercive' authority
coercive authority
the rationale of punishment
the death-penalty and the fifth commandment
chapter 10 Limited government, compacts, and states of nature
the 'mediate' derivation of principatus
the derivation of potestas politica
contracts and states of nature
robert persons's 'agreement and convention'
mariana's 'beginnings' of civil society
suárez and contract
time and compact
suárez and the state of nature
conclusion
chapter 11 The theory of law
the 'definition' of law
laws and moral obligation
obligatory in virtue of content?
obligatory in virtue of ends?
obligatory in virtue of their source?
law as will and command
law as the 'act' of the prince
the voluntarist collapse
chapter 12 The common good and individual rights
the right to self-defence
property and the ius gentium
the ius gentium
taxation
chapter 13 Tyrannicide, the Oath of Allegiance controversy, and the assassination of Henri IV
the textbook discussions
mariana
the oath of allegiance controversy and the assassination of henri iv
suárez's defence of the catholic faith
the upshot
chapter 14 The papal potestas indirecta.
the 'territorialisation' of the church and the society of jesus
ecclesiastical immunity
the papal potestas indirecta and the authority of secular princes
the society and the potestas indirecta in theory, practice, and rhetoric
the structure of the argument
the argument from scripture and tradition
the church as respublica perfecta
the hierocratic collapse
Conclusion
Bibliography
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SECONDARY SOURCES
Index.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Skinner, Quentin.
Daston, Lorraine.
Ross, Dorothy.
Tully, James.
Other format:
Print version: Höpfl, Harro Jesuit Political Thought
ISBN:
9780511210433
9780521837798
OCLC:
124039378