By Debora Shuger

ISBN-10: 0230505406

ISBN-13: 9780230505407

ISBN-10: 0333965000

ISBN-13: 9780333965009

Political Theologies in Shakespeare's England bargains a defining reinterpretation of English political concept within the aftermath of the Reformation. Debora Kuller Shuger focuses now not at the rigidity among Crown and Parliament yet at the relation of the sacred to the country. The publication examines degree for degree, for the problems on the center of this play additionally form the deep constitution of English politics within the aftermath of the Reformation.

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Are suitable to be put over other men in 24 Political Theologies in Shakespeare’s England order to rule them . . whence they are called gods in the Scriptures. 57) These are conspicuously ‘godly’ magistrates, even (in Plato’s sense) ‘godlike’ ones. 57). Despite his emphasis on the theophany of law, Bucer makes the reordering of human life by the divine logos – which is, for him, the state’s primary function – hinge on the existence of rulers who are not like other men. Sexual regulation As mentioned above, the Laws is the first western text to argue for the comprehensive public regulation of sexual behavior.

Much of Bucer’s argument for the strict regulation of sexual conduct hinges on this perceived causal link between civic virtues and, as it were, family values. 15). It is therefore ‘completely necessary for princes . . 47). Bucer’s notion of the ‘just penalties’ for sexual wandering is tethered to the framework of ideals and axioms deriving from the Laws: moralistic legalism, all-encompassing state regulation, acute distrust of private pleasures. His claim that it is the prince’s responsibility to punish these offences likewise belongs to this Platonic–Puritan framework.

If the two men disagree over how to attain the ‘ends of government and society,’ they also differ about the nature of these ends.

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