Liberty, Prudence, Imperfection, and Law

    Christ judging the living and the dead, detail of "The Last Judgment" by Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Rome.

    Leviathan: III.XXXV

    III.XXXV What is the “Kingdom of God”? And, by extension, what do the words “holy,” “sacred,” and “sacrament” mean in the context of the proper definition…

    "Jacob's Dream" by Giorgio Vasari, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.

    Leviathan: III.XXXIV

    III.XXXIV We have already seen the great importance Hobbes gives words and their definitions. In chapter XXXIV he explores the various theological meanings of words necessary to…

    "Elijah restores the widow's son to his mother" by Robert Trewick. Licensed under CC BY 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

    Leviathan: III.XXXII

    III.XXXII The beginning of book III, “OF A CHRISTIAN COMMONWEALTH,” purports to lay out the “Principles of Christian Politics.” The proper response to it may be…

    "Ancient of Days," by William Blake.

    Leviathan: II.XXXI

    II.XXXI Hobbes’s discussion of the civil state ends with its relationship to the “Kingdom of God.” Appropriately, this is the point of transition in the Leviathan…


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