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The Resource The reformation of rights : law, religion, and human rights in early modern Calvinism, John Witte, Jr, (electronic resource)

The reformation of rights : law, religion, and human rights in early modern Calvinism, John Witte, Jr, (electronic resource)

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The reformation of rights : law, religion, and human rights in early modern Calvinism
Title
The reformation of rights
Title remainder
law, religion, and human rights in early modern Calvinism
Statement of responsibility
John Witte, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
John Calvin developed arresting new teachings on rights and liberties, church and state, and religion and politics that shaped the law of Protestant lands. Calvin's original teachings were periodically challenged by major crises - the French Wars of Religion, Dutch Revolt, the English Civil War, American colonization, and American Revolution. In each such crisis moment, a major Calvinist figure emerged - Theodore Beza, Johannes Althusius, John Milton, John Winthrop, John Adams, and others - who modernized Calvin's teachings and translated them into dramatic new legal and political reforms. This rendered early modern Calvinism one of the driving engines of Western constitutionalism. A number of basic Western laws on religious and political rights, social and confessional pluralism, federalism and constitutionalism, and more owe a great deal to this religious movement. This book is essential reading for scholars and students of history, law, religion, politics, ethics, human rights, and the Protestant Reformation.--
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1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Witte, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Calvinism
  • Calvinism
  • Calvinists
  • Christianity and law
  • Christianity and politics
  • Church and state
  • Church and state
  • Europe
  • United States
Label
The reformation of rights : law, religion, and human rights in early modern Calvinism, John Witte, Jr, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511819377
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Moderate (religious) liberty in the theology of John Calvin : the original Genevan experiment -- The duties of conscience and the free exercise of Christian liberty : Theodore Beza and the rise of Calvinist rights and resistance theory -- Natural rights, popular sovereignty, and covenant politics : Johannes Althusius and the Dutch Revolt and republic -- Prophets, priests, and kings of liberty : John Milton and the rights and liberties of Englishmen -- How to govern a city on a hill: covenant liberty in Puritan New England -- Concluding reflections : the biology and biography of liberty in early modern Calvinism
Control code
CR9780511819377
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 388 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521521611
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903391051
Label
The reformation of rights : law, religion, and human rights in early modern Calvinism, John Witte, Jr, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511819377
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Moderate (religious) liberty in the theology of John Calvin : the original Genevan experiment -- The duties of conscience and the free exercise of Christian liberty : Theodore Beza and the rise of Calvinist rights and resistance theory -- Natural rights, popular sovereignty, and covenant politics : Johannes Althusius and the Dutch Revolt and republic -- Prophets, priests, and kings of liberty : John Milton and the rights and liberties of Englishmen -- How to govern a city on a hill: covenant liberty in Puritan New England -- Concluding reflections : the biology and biography of liberty in early modern Calvinism
Control code
CR9780511819377
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 388 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521521611
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903391051

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