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Hobbes on Politics and Religion

Laurens van Apeldoorn and Robin Douglass


This volume provides the first collection of essays dedicated to the complex and rich intersections between Hobbes’s political and religious thought. Written by experts in the field, it opens up new directions for thinking about his treatment of religion as a political phenomenon and the political dimensions of his engagement with Christian doctrines and their history. The chapters investigate Hobbes’s strategies for showing how his provocative political positions could be accepted by different religious audiences for whom fidelity to religious texts was of crucial importance, while also consi ... More

Keywords: Thomas Hobbes, religion, politics, Christianity, religious conflict, church history, Leviathan, Calvinism, atheism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198803409
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198803409.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurens van Apeldoorn, editor
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Leiden University

Robin Douglass, editor
Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, King's College London