Religion Past and Present

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I. Philosophy – II. Dogmatics – III. Sociology, Politics, and Social Ethics

I. Philosophy

Any systematic political philosophy confronts two fundamental problems: the problem of the justification for dominion and the problem of the limitation of rule. The justification for dominion requires a refutation of anarchism, requires a demonstration that there are good grounds for abandoning the natural condition and for establishing a ruling order at all. These groun…

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Kersting, Wolfgang, Krötke, Wolf and Sigrist, Christian, “Dominion/Rule”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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