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The Resource Hugo Grotius and the modern theology of freedom : transcending natural rights, Jeremy Seth Geddert

Hugo Grotius and the modern theology of freedom : transcending natural rights, Jeremy Seth Geddert

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Hugo Grotius and the modern theology of freedom : transcending natural rights
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Hugo Grotius and the modern theology of freedom
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transcending natural rights
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Jeremy Seth Geddert
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Language
eng
Summary
"Human rights are thought to guarantee pluralism by protecting individual liberty from imposed religious conceptions of virtue. Yet critics often argue that this secular focus on merely avoiding violations can also enable unfettered individualism and undermine appeals to the common good. This book uncovers in secular rights pioneer Hugo Grotius a rights theory that points toward the enlargement of individual responsibility. It grounds this connection in Grotius’ unexplored theological corpus, which reveals a dual metaethics and jurisprudence. Here a deontological natural law undergirds a secular theory of rights that is self-aware of its own limitations. A teleological practical reason then guides the exercise of these rights, so as not to compromise the political order that defends them. The book then illustrates this symbiosis of rights and responsibilities in five areas: consent theories of government, rights of rebellion, criminal punishment, war and international responsibility, and Atonement theology. This reassesses Grotius’ legacy as a secularist opponent of classical political thought, and suggests that modern liberalism and universal human rights are compatible with a world of resurgent religion."--
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Geddert, Jeremy Seth
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Routledge innovations in political theory
Series volume
72
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  • Grotius, Hugo
  • Natural law
  • Human rights
  • Natural law
  • Human rights
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Hugo Grotius and the modern theology of freedom : transcending natural rights, Jeremy Seth Geddert
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • txt
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Contents
Grotius and modern natural rights : beyond a secular history -- Natural right and natural rights -- Two concepts of justice -- The origins of the state : how and why? -- The bounds of coercive authority : sovereignty and rebellion -- Rights and the responsibility (not) to punish -- Punitive war and international responsibility -- Divine government : why you can't ever really pay for your crimes -- Transcending natural rights, or rethinking the foundations of modern political secularism
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ocn957598041
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 239 pages
Isbn
9781138695948
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)957598041
Label
Hugo Grotius and the modern theology of freedom : transcending natural rights, Jeremy Seth Geddert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Grotius and modern natural rights : beyond a secular history -- Natural right and natural rights -- Two concepts of justice -- The origins of the state : how and why? -- The bounds of coercive authority : sovereignty and rebellion -- Rights and the responsibility (not) to punish -- Punitive war and international responsibility -- Divine government : why you can't ever really pay for your crimes -- Transcending natural rights, or rethinking the foundations of modern political secularism
Control code
ocn957598041
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 239 pages
Isbn
9781138695948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957598041

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