Religion and Political Theory

[Revised entry by Chris Eberle and Terence Cuneo on January 15, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] When the well-known political theorist Leo Strauss introduced the topic of
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[Revised entry by Chris Eberle and Terence Cuneo on January 15, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] When the well-known political theorist Leo Strauss introduced the topic of politics and religion in his reflections, he presented it as a problem - the "theologico-political problem" he called it (Strauss 1997).[1] The problem, says Strauss, is primarily one about authority: Is political authority to be grounded in the...

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