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Title: Hebrew Prophecy and the Foundations of Political Opposition
Contributor(s): Maddox, W Graham (author)
Publication Date: 2008
DOI: 10.1558/arsr.v21i1.70
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1417
Abstract: Political opposition, as institutionally provided for in the constitutional set-up of a democratic polity, implies pluralism, toleration and the guarantee of limited and contested government. Its modern roots can be traced to the era of puritan resistance to the English Crown in the seventeenth century and its theoretical justification in the Country Ideology of the seventeenth century. In that movement theorists liberally resorted to ancient Roman argument and to the example of the Hebrew prophets. Some modern studies of opposition attribute its origins to the Roman tribunate, which Rousseau inaccurately claimed was established to contain executive power without seeking any for itself. This characterization is better suited to the received tradition about the Hebrew prophets.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Religion Studies Review, 21(1), p. 70-92
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
Place of Publication: London
ISSN: 1031-2943
1744-9014
Field of Research (FOR): 160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://www.equinoxjournals.com/ojs/index.php/ARSR/article/view/4657/3668
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