POLC71H3 Lecture Notes - Puritans

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Aristotle, the meaning of life was to be happy and virtuous; beyond bare life=need to live well. Not arbitrary: he argues that consent comes from the people which is a different view from his time, richard baxter (1650-1691, mainstream church of england, radical, puritan conformist, baxter preaches about intolerance. But the church is more powerful than the state. Earthly kings cant always be trusted: spirituality is commonality of social life? www. notesolution. com, salvation matters. To facilitate it the sate must be well. For state to be just and good it must be holy and divine and must have religious actors. This leads to persecution: he argues similar to hooker due to them drawing from aristotle (ends and means) teleology . End of humanity is to live well and please god then the end of government is to rule in accordance of god"s teachings and to secure soul"s in piety.

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