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The Power Dialectic

Paul Helm

in John Calvin's Ideas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199255696
eISBN:
9780191602429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199255695.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Develops the theme of divine power raised in the previous chapter. Is God for Calvin a tyrant, a God of pure will? In the light of a consideration of the mediaeval 'power dialectic between God's ... More


Plenitude of Power in Practice: Preserving Justice while Infringing Rights

Jane Black

in Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza 1329-1535

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565290
eISBN:
9780191721861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565290.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

How the rulers of Milan contrived to disregard laws and rights while still maintaining a reputation for justice is addressed here. The Visconti reputation for justice is explored. The practical usage ... More


Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza 1329-1535

Jane Black

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565290
eISBN:
9780191721861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565290.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This volume charts the rise and decline of absolutism in Milan from the early fourteenth to the early sixteenth century. The study shows how authority above the law, once the preserve of pope and ... More


The Special Character of Organized Religion

Richard A. Schoenherr

David Yamane (ed.)

in Goodbye Father: The Celibate Male Priesthood and the Future of the Catholic Church

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195082593
eISBN:
9780199834952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195082591.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter begins by trying to show that sacramentalism and sacerdotalism (the necessity for an ordained priesthood) are the primary and essential elements of the Catholic ministry because they ... More


Introduction

Jane Black

in Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza 1329-1535

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565290
eISBN:
9780191721861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565290.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Introduction explains the concept of absolute power or plenitude of power, as understood in the Middle Ages, when it meant a ruler's capacity to overrule laws and rights. The author describes how ... More


Egypt

Antony Black

in A World History of Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199281695
eISBN:
9780191713101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281695.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Authority lay with the individual king (pharaoh), who was closely identified with god as the agent through whom nature and the people prosper. He was their shepherd; without a pharaoh there would be ... More


Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Lawrence Moonan

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

What can or can't God do? What flexibility is there in the precise manner by which he executes his decrees? This book is a radically new interpretation of one of the key concepts of medieval ... More


Absolute Power

Paul Slack

in From Reformation to Improvement: Public Welfare in Early Modern England

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206613
eISBN:
9780191677243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206613.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

By 1609, absolute power was more extended, and put to a variety of uses for the public welfare. The Council could write to sheriffs and justices pointing out the extent of their power, not only in ... More


Rights and Democracy: A Reconciliation of the Institutional Debate

JULIE DEBELJAK

in Protecting Human Rights: Instruments and Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264063
eISBN:
9780191718304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264063.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores the concepts and practices of democracy that accommodate rights protection and promotion. It discusses that the impact on the power relations between the institutions of ... More


From Collective Violence to Human Violation: Dark Desires in Disorders of Will

Edward Weisband

in The Macabresque: Human Violation and Hate in Genocide, Mass Atrocity and Enemy-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190677886
eISBN:
9780190677916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677886.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that the psychodynamics of desire contribute to the transformation of “ordinary” individuals into those who directly and indirectly support or engage in genocide, mass atrocity, ... More


Psychic Scars: Transformative Relationships and Moral Repair

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter considers a series of films in which Eastwood deals more directly with the complex issues at the heart of moral repair: A Perfect World (1993), Absolute Power ... More


Bodin’s Significance for the Concept of Sovereignty

Dieter Grimm

in Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164252
eISBN:
9780231539302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164252.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter deliberates Jean Bodin's significance to the concept of sovereignty. Before Bodin formulated his doctrine of sovereignty, “sovereignty” was described not as an abstract but a concrete ... More


Absolute Power: Law, Sovereignty, Absolution

Daniel Lee

in The Right of Sovereignty: Jean Bodin on the Sovereign State and the Law of Nations

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198755531
eISBN:
9780191816703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755531.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Public International Law

Bodin’s notoriety in political theory rests upon his thesis that sovereignty is an ‘absolute power’. This chapter investigates the function of absolute power in Bodin’s theory of legislation as a ... More


The Royal Government and the Courts

Jon Elster

in France before 1789: The Unraveling of an Absolutist Regime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691149813
eISBN:
9780691200927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149813.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter provides a more general discussion of the royal government. It discusses the psychology of absolute power that is utterly different from the psychology of ordinary citizens or subjects. ... More


Nature’s Revenge

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines whether the current feminist preoccupation with pornography is really an attempt to extend the movement’s critique of sexism—or whether, on the contrary, it is evidence that ... More


Isocrates: To Nicocles

S. Usher (ed.)

in Greek Orators III: Isocrates: Panegyricus and To Nicocles

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684142
eISBN:
9781800342866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684142.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter details Isocrates' To Nicocles. He begins by stating that rulers, in spite of their enjoyment of great material wealth, are at a disadvantage in the crucial matter of education. ... More


Covenantal Theology

John T. Slotemaker and Jeffrey C. Witt

in Robert Holcot

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199391240
eISBN:
9780199391271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391240.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter serves as an introduction to Holcot’s approach to academic theology, aiming to show the reader Holcot’s understanding of salvation history and the different ways God’s power manifests ... More


Absolute Power Is a Serpent

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's views about monarchy and absolute power by focusing on his trip to Eastern Europe. In early December 1764, Lee made plans for his trip to Poland, where he hoped ... More


‘Macht nichts, macht nichts, sagte ich mir, macht nichts’: Herta Müller's Romanian Novels

Norbert Otto Eke

in Herta Müller

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654642
eISBN:
9780191760143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654642.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Herta Müller's novels force the reader to experience up close life in totalitarian systems. They chart the ‘world of anxiety’ of Nicolae Ceauşescu's dictatorship and offer insights into the inner ... More


Introduction

Daniel Lee

in The Right of Sovereignty: Jean Bodin on the Sovereign State and the Law of Nations

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198755531
eISBN:
9780191816703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755531.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Public International Law

What was sovereignty supposed to be, and what purpose might it serve for our common future? This study addresses these questions by examining the legal and political thought of Jean Bodin ... More


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