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Against the Divine Right of Kings

August 24, 2021 · Chris Carter

Resistance Theory

Church History

Leviathan Raises His HeadIn some parts of the world, the dominant political theory from the late 16th century to roughly the late 18th century was a doctrine known as the Divine Right of Kings. This doctrine states that a monarch is not answerable to any earthly authority. The reasoning behind this is that the king is established by God Himself, and is thus answerable only to God for His action...


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