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Resistance, Right of
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1. Legal Considerations

1.1. States That Employ Unlawful Means

The classic understanding of the right of resistance was developed in connection with the problem of tyrannicide in antiquity by Aristotle (384–322 b.c.; Aristotelianism) and Cicero (106–43), in connection with medieval Christian natural law by Thomas Aquinas (ca. 1225–74; Thomism), and during the Reformation by M. Luther (1483–1546; Luther’s Theology) and P. Melanchthon (1497–1560; Reformers 3.1.1). The key issue is t…

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Kaufmann, Arthur and Lienemann, Wolfgang, “Resistance, Right of”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.58>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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