The Resource The allegiance of Thomas Hobbes, Jeffrey R. Collins

The allegiance of Thomas Hobbes, Jeffrey R. Collins

Label
The allegiance of Thomas Hobbes
Title
The allegiance of Thomas Hobbes
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey R. Collins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Allegiance of Thomas Hobbes offers a revisionist interpretation of Thomas Hobbes's evolving response to the English Revolution. It rejects the prevailing understanding of Hobbes as a consistent, if idiosyncratic, royalist, and vindicates the contemporaneous view that the publication of Leviathan marked Hobbes's accommodation with England's revolutionary regime. In sustaining these conclusions, Professor Collins foregrounds the religious features of Hobbes's writings, and maintains a contextual focus on the broader religious dynamics of the English Revolution itself. Hobbes and the Revolution are both placed within the tumultuous historical process that saw the emerging English state coercively secure jurisdictional control over national religion and the corporate church. Seen in the light of this history, Thomas Hobbes emerges as a theorist who moved with, rather than against, the revolutionary currents of his age.
  • The strongest claim of the book is that Hobbes was motivated by his deep detestation of clerical power to break with the Stuart cause and to justify the religious policies of England's post-regicidal masters, including Oliver Cromwell."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
320.1/092
Index
index present
LC call number
JC153.H66
LC item number
.C64 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The allegiance of Thomas Hobbes, Jeffrey R. Collins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-304) and index
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Contents
Thomas Hobbes and the uses of Christianity -- Hobbes, the long parliament, and the Church of England -- Rise of the independents -- Leviathan and the Cromwellian revolution -- Hobbes among the Cromwellians -- The independents and the 'Religion of Thomas Hobbes' -- Response of the exiled church
Control code
000027824494
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 313 p.
Isbn
9780199268474
Lccn
2005019553
Other control number
9780199268474 (alk. paper)
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System control number
tp23487148

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