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Enkele teorie, aspekte van Theodore soos verwoord in sy tuum' .

W. A. Dreyer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 52, No 4 | a1587 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v52i4.1587 | © 1996 W. A. Dreyer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 December 1996 | Published: 13 December 1996

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W. A. Dreyer, Nederduitsch Hervomde Gemeente Horison Tydelik-deeltyclse dosent: Departement Kerkgeskiedeois en Kerkreg (Afd A) Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Some aspects of Theodore Beza's political theory in his 'Deiure magistratuum' Beza's 'De  iure magistratuum' had, directly or indirectly, a great influence on the development of political theory in Western Europe. In this paper the historical background of the 'De magistratuum' is discussed, as well as basic political concepts which form the basis of Beza's political theory, such as the origin of government and law, political contract and covenant, political pluralism, the right to resist government, justice, democracy, the priority of the people over government and rule of law.


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