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  1. added 2019-03-11
    Review of Laurens van Apeldoorn and Robin Douglass (Eds.), Hobbes on Politics and Religion. [REVIEW]Stewart Duncan - 2019 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2019.
  2. added 2019-03-04
    The Natural Kingdom of God in Hobbes's Political Thought.Ben Jones - forthcoming - History of European Ideas.
    In Leviathan, Hobbes outlines the concept of the ‘Kingdome of God by Nature’ or ‘Naturall Kingdome of God’, terms rarely found in English texts at the time. This article traces the concept back to the Catechism of the Council of Trent (1566), which sets forth a threefold understanding of God’s kingdom – the kingdoms of nature, grace, and glory – none of which refer to civil commonwealths on earth. Hobbes abandons this Catholic typology and transforms the concept of the natural (...)
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    Hobbes’s Conventionalist Theology, the Trinity, and God as an Artificial Person by Fiction.Arash Abizadeh - 2018 - Historical Journal 60 (4):915-941.
    By the time Hobbes wrote Leviathan, he was a theist, but not in the sense presumed by either side of the present-day debate concerning the sincerity of his professed theism. On the one hand, Hobbes’s expressed theology was neither merely deistic, nor confined to natural theology: the Hobbesian God is not merely a first mover, but a person who counsels, commands, and threatens. On the other hand, the Hobbesian God’s existence depends on being constructed artificially by human convention. The Hobbesian (...)
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  4. added 2016-12-08
    The History of Western Philosophy of Religion.Graham Robert Oppy & Nick Trakakis (eds.) - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
    v. 1. Ancient philosophy of religion -- v. 2. Medieval philosophy of religion -- v. 3. Early modern philosophy of religion -- v. 4. Nineteenth-century philosophy of religion -- v. 5. Twentieth-century philosophy of religion.
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  5. added 2016-04-04
    Metaphysical presuppositions for a sound critical historiography applied to the biblical text.Carlos Casanova - 2016 - Veritas: Revista de Filosofía y Teología 34:117-143.
    Trata sobre los presupuestos metafísicos de aceptar la Biblia como Palabra de Dios. En particular, trata sobre la posibilidad de las intervenciones divinas, de los milagros y profecías. Responde al argumento de Hobbes por el determinismo, al principio de la clausura causal del mundo, a la crítica de Hume a la posibilidad de probar un milagro y a la negación de las profecías. This paper deals with the metaphysical presuppositions which underlie the acceptance of the Bible as the Word of (...)
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  6. added 2016-03-21
    The Union of Politics and Religion in Hobbes' "Leviathan".Eric Edward Brandon - 2002 - Dissertation, The University of Chicago
    It is uncontroversial that the main goal of Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan is to show the inhabitants of a commonwealth, notably England, how they can obtain lasting internal peace. Given his absolutism, Hobbes must provide an argument for absolutism and criteria for the identification of the absolute sovereign in order to achieve this goal. However, there is an important related question: are both halves of Leviathan, with Parts 1 and 2 making up the first half and Parts 3 and 4 the (...)
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  7. added 2015-12-07
    Thomas Hobbes and the Debate Over Natural Law and Religion.Stephen A. State - 2016 - Routledge.
    The argument laid out in this book discusses and interprets the work of Hobbes in relation to religion. It compares a traditional interpretation of Hobbes where Hobbes’ use of conventional terminology when talking about natural law is seen as ironic or merely convenient despite an atheist viewpoint, with the view that Hobbes’ morality is truly traditional and Christian. The book considers other thinkers of the age in tandem with Hobbes and discusses in detail his theology inspired by corporeal mechanics. The (...)
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  8. added 2015-11-02
    Hobbes's First Cause.Thomas Holden - 2015 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 53 (4):647-667.
    can natural human reason establish the existence of a first cause of all things? Hobbes tells us quite plainly that it can. Yet on other occasions he also tells us that our natural reason cannot rule out an eternal chain of causes with no beginning at all. The plot thickens when we consider his ambidextrous treatment of the only proof to which he gives any serious attention. On the one hand, Hobbes seems to endorse a fairly conventional version of the (...)
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    Why Spinoza Is Intolerant of Atheists.Michael A. Rosenthal - 2012 - Review of Metaphysics 65 (4):813-839.
    This paper tests the extent of Spinoza’s liberalism through examining the question whether he would tolerate atheists. The first section analyzes the meaning of atheism through the epistolary exchange with Lambert van Velthuysen. It argues that it makes a difference whether Spinoza is an atheist in the strict sense—someone who explicitly denies the existence of God—or a deist—someone who holds a view of unorthodox God. Spinoza denies the charge that his idea of God undermines morality and he also defends his (...)
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  10. added 2015-09-14
    Thomas Hobbes as a Theorist of Anarchy: A Theological Interpretation.William Bain - 2015 - History of European Ideas 41 (1):13-28.
    SummaryScholars of international relations generally invoke Hobbes as the quintessential theorist of international anarchy. David Armitage challenges this characterisation, arguing that Hobbes is regarded as a foundational figure in international relations theory in spite of as much as because of what he wrote on the subject. Thus, for Armitage, Hobbes is not the theorist of anarchy that he is made out to be. This article agrees with the general thrust of Armitage's critique while maintaining that it is still possible to (...)
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  11. added 2015-08-10
    De Los Reyes, David. "Dios, Estado y Religión". Una Aproximación Filosofica de Tomas Hobbes.María Eugenia Cisneros - 2007 - Apuntes Filosóficos 30.
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    Politique Et Religion Dans la Philosophie de Thomas Hobbes.Martin Briba - 2002 - Dissertation, University of Ottawa (Canada)
    La problematique politique de Hobbes se presente comme une charniere entre deux types de problematiques: la problematique theologique, ou la politique etait englobee par la transcendance, et la "moderne" problematique anthropologique qui fonde la politique sur l'essence et la volonte de l'homme. La pensee de Hobbes n'est reductible a aucune de ces deux problematiques. ;De ce double mouvement decoule une tentative d'autonomisation du discours politique: le champ politique devient objet et matiere de science, il requiert une realite autonome. Cette autonomisation (...)
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    Hobbes: Política, religión e Iglesia.Rafael Braun - 1991 - Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofia 17 (1):43.
  14. added 2015-04-06
    Identità religiosa e coercizione politica nel Leviatano di Hobbes [Religious Identity and Political Coercion in Hobbes’ Leviathan].Dimitri D’Andrea - 2007 - la Società Degli Individui 29:69-84.
    Il saggio illustra le ragioni alla base di quella tradizione politica che indica in un raffinamento culturale delle strategie della paura la soluzione dei conflitti mortali che minacciano la vita sociale, e si spinge oltre, a indagare la corposa sezione del Leviatano che affronta questioni religiose, cioè quell’area della vita umana in cui i conflitti non riguardano i beni morali bensì la diversità di opinioni relative alle condizioni della salvezza. Qui gli strumenti della violenza politica risultano inservibili e si rende (...)
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  15. added 2015-01-26
    Hobbes Et le Corps de Dieu.Dominique Weber - 2009 - Vrin.
    Dieu est corps : parmi toutes les doctrines polémiques de Thomas Hobbes, celle qui affirme la corporéité de Dieu l’est tout particulièrement.De nombreux philosophes et théologiens contemporains de Hobbes l’ont du reste perçue comme un immense et insupportable « scandale ». Cependant, bien souvent, ils y ont vu aussi une thèse véritablement centrale de la philosophie de Hobbes, alors que de nombreux interprètes ultérieurs, encore aujourd’hui, ont été tentés de la renvoyer plutôt à ses marges. La présente recherche essaie de (...)
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  16. added 2015-01-26
    Politique, droit et théologie chez Bodin, Grotius et Hobbes. [REVIEW]J. Biard - 1999 - Actuel Marx 25.
  17. added 2014-12-04
    The Power of Words. Political and Theological Science in Thomas Hobbes.Giovanni Fiaschi - 2013 - Hobbes Studies 26 (1):34-64.
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    Hobbes and Theology.Giovanni Fiaschi - 2013 - Hobbes Studies 26 (1):1-5.
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    Beyond the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle and the Omnipotence of God.Luc Foisneau - 2004 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 1.
  20. added 2014-12-04
    A History of Atheism in Britain: From Hobbes to Russell.Antony Flew - 1989 - Philosophical Books 30 (2):126-128.
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  21. added 2014-03-31
    Fluidismo e Corporeal Deity nella filosofia naturale di Thomas Hobbes: A proposito dell'hobbesiano Dio delle cause.Agostino Lupoli - 1999 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 54 (4):573-609.
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    Fluidity and Corporeal Deity in the Natural Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes: The Hobbesian Concept of God as Prime Mover.A. Lupoli - 1999 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 54 (4):573-609.
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  23. added 2014-03-31
    Jesus Is the Christ": The Political Theology of "Leviathan.Gerrit Manenschijn & John Vriend - 1997 - Journal of Religious Ethics 25 (1):35-64.
    There are three views on the meaning of Hobbes's theology for his political theory: Hobbes's political theory can be understood completely without taking account of his theology ; Hobbes in fact teaches a "divine command theory of political obligation"; his theology is a rhetorical weapon in his polemics against Catholics and Presbyterians, whom he suspects of seeking to endanger the political peace in the interest of their own religious goals. To show that the third is the most plausible, the author (...)
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  24. added 2014-03-26
    Hobbes Et la Toute-Puissance de Dieu (Review).George Wright - 2001 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (4):589-590.
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  25. added 2014-03-25
    Hobbes, Religion, and Rational Choice: Hobbes's Two Leviathans and the Fool.Pasquale Pasquino - 2001 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 82 (3‐4):406-419.
  26. added 2014-03-21
    Normatively Demanding Creatures: Hobbes, the Fall and Individual Responsibility.Garrath Williams - 2000 - Res Publica 6 (3):301-319.
    This paper explores an internal relation between wrong-doing and the ability to think in moral terms, through Hobbes ’ thought. I use his neglected retelling of our ‘original sin’ as a springboard, seeing how we then discover a need to vindicate our own projects in terms shared by others. We become normatively demanding creatures: greedy for normative vindication, eager to judge others amid the difficulties of our world. However there is, of course, no choice for us but to choose our (...)
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    Religion, Secularization and Political Thought: Thomas Hobbes to J. S. Mill.James E. Crimmins (ed.) - 2013 - Routledge.
    The increasing secularization of political thought between the mid-seventeenth and mid-nineteenth centuries has often been noted, but rarely described in detail. The contributors to this volume consider the significance of the relationship between religious beliefs, dogma and secular ideas in British political philosophy from Thomas Hobbes to J.S. Mill. During this period, Britain experienced the advance of natural science, the spread of education and other social improvements, and reforms in the political realm. These changes forced religion to account for itself (...)
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    Hobbes, Selden, Erastianism, and the History of the Jews.J. P. Sommerville - 2000 - In G. A. J. Rogers & Tom Sorell (eds.), Hobbes and History. Routledge. pp. 160--188.
  29. added 2014-02-25
    Religion and Morality in Hobbes.Edwin Curley - 1998 - In Jules L. Coleman, Christopher W. Morris & Gregory S. Kavka (eds.), Rational Commitment and Social Justice: Essays for Gregory Kavka. Cambridge University Press. pp. 90--111.
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  30. added 2014-02-25
    Hobbes on Church, State and Religion.Eldon J. Eisenach - 1982 - History of Political Thought 3 (2):215-243.
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    Divine Law and Natural Law According to Hobbes.Pf Moreau - 1979 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 33 (129):443-451.
  32. added 2014-02-25
    The Piety of Hobbes.Herbert W. Schneider - 1974 - In Ralph Gilbert Ross, Herbert Wallace Schneider & Theodore Waldman (eds.), Thomas Hobbes in His Time. University of Minnesota Press. pp. 84--101.
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    Hobbes's Anglican Doctrine of Salvation.Paul J. Johnson - 1974 - In Ralph Gilbert Ross, Herbert Wallace Schneider & Theodore Waldman (eds.), Thomas Hobbes in His Time. University of Minnesota Press. pp. 102--125.
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  34. added 2013-11-25
    Hobbes's Religion and Political Philosophy: A Reply to Greg Forster.Aloysius Martinich, S. Vaughan & D. L. Williams - 2008 - History of Political Thought 29 (1):49-64.
    A.P. Martinich's interpretation that in Leviathan Thomas Hobbes believed that the laws of nature are the commands of God and that he did not rely on the Bible to prove this has been criticized by Greg Forster in this journal (2003). Forster uses these criticisms to develop his own view that Hobbes was insincere when he professed religious beliefs. We argue that Forster misrepresents Martinich's view, is mistaken about what evidence is relevant to interpreting whether Hobbes was sincere or not, (...)
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  35. added 2013-11-25
    Hobbes and Locke on Natural Law and Jesus Christ.Timothy Stanton - 2008 - History of Political Thought 29 (1):65-88.
    The charge of Hobbism assumes a prominent position in some accounts of Locke's thought. This essay argues that the charge is misconceived, not least because it fails to appreciate the true character of Hobbes's thinking and its relation to Locke's. Hobbes's architectonic retains the traditional intellectual structure of natural law thinking, articulating it around the demands of his metaphysics in ways important for his political theory. Locke decisively rejects this structure and in doing so opens up the conceptual space that (...)
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    Divine Law and Human Law in Hobbes's Leviathan.Greg Forster - 2003 - History of Political Thought 24 (2):189-217.
    Scholars generally divide into two camps regarding the role of religion in Hobbes's Leviathan. One side claims that the natural-law doctrine of Leviathan cannot work without sincere belief in God, and Leviathan's theology is sincerely intended to support it. The other side insists that the natural-law doctrine is intended to replace religious ethics and that the theology is insincere. This article first considers two arguments for the 'insincere' reading, the strangeness of Hobbes's theology and his use of certain rhetorical devices, (...)
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    The Lutheranism of Thomas Hobbes.Jürgen Overhoff - 1997 - History of Political Thought 18 (4):604-623.
    Since a comprehensive assessment of the ideological reasons, authenticity and role of Hobbes's explicit adherence to Luther's teachings is missing up to this day, the present essay attempts to address the important issue of Hobbes's Lutheranism afresh in three successive steps. First of all, it is necessary to make out at what particular time and under which specific circumstances Hobbes made the most substantial use of Luther's theology. Only if the historical context of Hobbes's most emphatic display of Lutheran doctrines (...)
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    Hobbes's Challenge to Descartes, Bramhall and Boyle: A Corporeal God.Patricia Springborg - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (5):903-934.
    This paper brings new work to bear on the perennial question about Hobbes's atheism to show that as a debate about scepticism it is falsely framed. Hobbes, like fellow members of the Mersenne circle, Descartes and Gassendi, was no sceptic, but rather concerned to rescue physics and metaphysics from radical scepticism by exploring corporealism. In his early letter of November 1640, Hobbes had issued a provocative challenge to Descartes to abandon metaphysical dualism and subscribe to a ?corporeal God?; a provocation (...)
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    Hobbes on Miracles.By John Whipple - 2008 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 89 (1):117–142.
    In this paper I provide an interpretation of Hobbes 's account of miracles in Leviathan. Four main theses are defended: that Hobbes affirms a single account of miracles, not several non-equivalent accounts, that Hobbes 's main objective is political – he wants to explain how the doctrine of miracles must be understood in order for it not to pose a threat to political stability, that Hobbes 's discussion is not designed to undermine the doctrine of miracles in its entirety, and (...)
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    Curley and Martinich in Dubious Battle.George Wright - 2002 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 40 (4):461-476.
    George Wright - Curley and Martinich in Dubious Battle - Journal of the History of Philosophy 40:4 Journal of the History of Philosophy 40.4 461-476 Curley and Martinich in Dubious Battle George Wright the division of opinion as to the place of religion in the thought of Thomas Hobbes figures today as perhaps the key facet of a general rift in understanding the philosopher's thought and work. A recent conference at University College, London, confirms this observation, but readers of this (...)
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    Interpreting the Religion of Thomas Hobbes: An Exchange: Hobbes’s Erastianism and Interpretation.A. P. - 2009 - Journal of the History of Ideas 70 (1):143-163.
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    Hobbes, Heresy, and Corporeal Deity.Cees Leijenhorst - 2005 - In John Hedley Brooke & Ian Maclean (eds.), Heterodoxy in Early Modern Science and Religion. Oxford University Press.
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    Hobbes's Atheism.Douglas M. Jesseph - 2002 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 26 (1):(2002), 140–166.