Immo Meenken: Reformation und Demokratie

Zum politischen Gehalt protestantischer Theologie in England 1570–1660.

Umschlagfoto
1996
Quaestiones 10
380 p., 17,8 x 24,5 cm.
Cloth-bound
German
ISBN 978-3-7728-1599-7
Available
Single price:
€ 48.–

The mental roots of democracy were repeatedly sought in the theology of the Reformation, in particular in the ideas of the English Revolution, since it was here that the developments in religion and politics coincided. In regard to an equation of puritanism and liberty however, there seemed to be some serious doubts. Thus the first part of the study questions the religious theories of the later stages of the Reformation systematically according to their democratic substance. The second part extensively incorporates Anglican theology into the array of problems for the first time and discovers vital aspects of democratic individual and social ethics developed in it which were generally lacking in Puritanism and the radical Reformation.

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