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25. Society / C. Political Doctrines / 11. Theocracy

[rule by a religious group]

7 ideas
Power is ordained by God, so anyone who resists power resists God, and will be damned [Paul]
If religion is law, then piety is justice, impiety is crime, and non-believers must leave [Spinoza]
Allowing religious ministers any control of the state is bad for both parties [Spinoza]
In early theocracies the god was the king, and there were as many gods as nations [Rousseau]
Because human life is what is sacred, Mosaic law has no death penalty for property violations [Johnson,P]
In Mosaic legal theory, crimes are sins and sins are crimes [Johnson,P]
The politics of Leibniz was the reunification of Christianity [Stewart,M]