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The sources of the idea of active resistance in the political theory of John Knox

Wesley James Vesey

The sources of the idea of active resistance in the political theory of John Knox

by Wesley James Vesey

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Published by University Microfilms in Ann Arbor .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.) - Boston University, 1961.

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A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. philosophers to resistance theory: the first two are the Scottish Presbyterians George Buchanan and Samuel Rutherford. Their ideas were deepened and elaborated by two free-thinking English Christians, John Locke and Algernon Sidney. Locke and Sidney argued in favor of .

Although John Calvin opposed medieval Catholicism in most areas of his religious thought, in his political theory the first enemy was Anabaptism. 3 By now, however, the Mennonite and Reformed traditions are in transition, with the forces of North American culture pushing both views closer together. Most importantly, the state itself has changed.   Iain Murray’s book, The Puritan Hope, uses quotes from numerous source documents to show that hardly a family in Scotland was not affected by conversions to Christ during this later revival in the s. John Knox by Jane Dawson is a recent work of scholarship that has been called the definitive biography of John Knox. She makes use of unpublished manuscripts to paint a much different.

"Jeffry Morrison's brief, excellent new book, John Witherspoon and the Founding of the American Republic, both testifies to and partly redresses the neglect Witherspoon has suffered. Witherspoon was a formidable intellectual and political leader whose role in the affairs of colonial and early republican America deserves wider recognition."Reviews: 6. One example of active resistance by slaves was Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion in August of Rebel slaves led by Nat Turner killed 55 to 65 people, the highest number of fatalities of any slave.


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The sources of the idea of active resistance in the political theory of John Knox by Wesley James Vesey Download PDF EPUB FB2

Following the presentation of the major aspects of Knox's political theory, the study proceeds to the analysis of the sources of the idea of active resistance.

The "atmospheric" influences of Scottish geography, topography and temperament, Lollardy, Lutheranism, and the Scottish middle-class movement are : Wesley James Vesey. goal that the preacher developed his theory of resistance. As J.H. Bums has argued, 1 John R. Gray, The Political Theory of John Knox', Church History, VIII () pp.

HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT. Vol. I No. Autumn. December "The Sources of the Idea of Active Resistance in the Political Theory of John Knox" Ph.D.

dissertation, Boston University, Von Friedeburg, Robert. Self Defence and Religious Strife in Early Modern Europe: England and Germany, Author: Ed Rae. Resistance theory is an aspect of political thought, discussing the basis on which constituted authority may be resisted, by individuals or groups.

In the European context it came to prominence as a consequence of the religious divisions in the early modern period that followed the Protestant Reformation. Resistance theories could justify disobedience on religious grounds to monarchs, and were significant in European national politics.

common notion of passive non-resistance to the later idea of active resistance. Authority, however, even political or secular authority, was not thought of as limited in any way to the authority 3of the crown.

Authorities existed at various levels of society and with differing degrees of power and influence. There were, for example, officers such as. Book review: John Knox by Jane Dawson It brings to bear new source and archive material on its subject and is suffused with deep reading on the period.

but it needed to be grounded in. Kingship and commonweal: political thought and ideology in Reformation Scotland. By R.A. Mason. Politia Regalis et Optima: The Political Ideas of John Mair', History of Political Thy II The Political Theory of John Knox', Church History.

Although pacifism and nonviolence bear a close relationship to one another historically, pacifism is the ideological assertion that war and violence should be rejected in political and personal life, whereas nonviolence refers to a distinct set of political practices.

The concept of passive resistance was suitable to India because – British government had depended mainly for their continuance of administration with the help and acquiescence of the local people.

The idea of adopting passive resistance was to jam the administration machinery without doing any harm to it, so that the conditions may be created. This book argues that the modern separation of humanity from nature can be traced to the displacement of the triune God.

Locating the source of our current ecological crisis in this separation, Peter Scott argues that it can only be healed within theology, through a revival of a Trinitarian doctrine of creation interacting with political philosophies of ecology.

Friend, we don’t think you’ve been listening. If you’d been listening you’d understand. If you’d been listening you’d see us clearly. If you’d been listening you’d hear the honest cry of our collective hearts.

If you’d been listening you’d know why we’re doing this— You’d know why we resist. This resistance isn’t about a political party. Continue Reading If You. When the Calvinist George Buchanan, in The Right of the Kingdom among the Scots (written in Scotland inbut not published until ) stated for the first time in defense of the Reformed Churches a fully secularized and populist theory of political resistance, he was largely restating a position already elaborated by the Scot, John Mair (–).

Born in Giffordgate, a street in Haddington, East Lothian, Knox is believed to have been educated at the University of St Andrews and worked as a notary-priest.

Influenced by early church reformers such as George Wishart, he joined the movement to reform the Scottish church. He was caught up in the ecclesiastical and political events that involved the murder of Cardinal David Beaton in and the intervention of the regent Mary. Raath, Andries and De Freitas, Shaun.

“From Heinrich Bullinger to Samuel Rutherford: The Impact of Reformation Zurich on Seventeenth-Century Scottish Political Theory” in Emidio Campi and Peter Opitz (eds.) Heinrich Bullinger: Life – Thought – Influence: Zurich, Aug.International Congress Heinrich Bullinger () (Zurich: Theologischer Verlag Zurich, ), Volume II.

Scottish Protestant reformer John Knox () is the author of the work of vile misogyny, The first blast of the trumpet against the monstruous regiment of women ().

In the book, Knox rails against the idea of women having authority over men, particularly in the case of queens. Or as Richard Greaves puts it, “Ultimately Knox’s theory of active resistance [to tyrants] contributed to the ideological tradition that culminated in the American Revolution.”3 The new Stuart monarchs of the early 17th century alarmed the Puritans.

Various Calvinists advocated political resistance to repressive governments. - John Knox argued in First Blast of the Trumpet against the Terrible Regiment of Women () that it was a Christian duty to remove tyrannical rulers. John Knox was another exile from Mary's persecution.

The evolution of his political ideas from Calvin's doctrine of obedience to a completely opposite position gains importance from his later prominence as one of the leaders in the overthrow of the Roman church in Scotland and in the establishment of a Protestant church.

Goodman indicated that he had presented the thesis of this book to John Calvin, and Calvin endorsed it.»» The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women, John Knox (). A vigorous critique of the tyranny of "Bloody Mary's" reign in England, and a call to resist.

A large portion of the Americans who fought in the. The first passive resistance campaign was started in Johannesburg in with, and for, the wealthy South African Indian merchants whom he had so long represented.’ Gandhi’s first passive resistance campaign began as a protest against the Asiatic Registration Bill of.

This was the political idea in which the people regarded tradition as the basic source of human institutions and the proper state and society remained those before the French Revolution which rested on a judicious blend on monarchy, bureaucracy, aristocracy, and respectful commoners.Henry Knox's parents, William and Mary (née Campbell), were Ulster Scots immigrants who emigrated from Londonderry to Boston in [1] [2] His father was a shipbuilder who, due to financial reverses, left the family for Sint Eustatius in the West Indies where he died in of unknown causes.New York: The Liberal Arts Press).

See also Witte, Jr., John (). Rights, Resistance, and Revolution in the Western Tradition: Early Protestant Foundations, Law and History Review 3, ff. This “principle of governmental interposition†is instrumental in the idea of political progression and mediation.

Cf. Baron, Hans ().