The Rule of St. Benedict and Modern Liberal Authority
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European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 2 (1):65 - 84 (2010)
|Abstract||In this paper I examine the sixth century ’Rule of St. Benedict’, and argue that the authority structure of Benedictine communities as described in that document satisfies well-known principles of authority defended by Joseph Raz. This should lead us to doubt the common assumption that premodern models of authority violate the modern ideal of the autonomy of the self. I suggest that what distinguishes modern liberal authority from Benedictine authority is not the principles that justify it, but rather the first-order beliefs for the sake of which authority is sought by the individual, and the degree of trust between the authority and the subject|
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