9.15.11 Calvin on Secular Authority Luther calls out princes, calvin calls out the people Holy triumvirate – life, liberty, fraternity. • Calls the justice of this world merely civil and external justice in oppose to the justice of the kingdom to come after life. • Calvin writes that peasants rebelling against the authority established by god. God has ordained freedom in the next world but not in this one. The established hierarchy must remain. • All the peasants wanted abolishing of degrees of nobility, they wanted freedom, liberty, equality, and expected backing of protestant reformation. • Calvin thinks revolutionaries are jews… Christians accept that freedom and equality is in the next life and that this world is unjust. • Calvins point that the division of the world between secular and sacred is Christian – separation of politics and religion • Birth of secular politics begins in the time of the protestant reformation • Calvin believes it’s the states duty to enforce religion doctrine. He believes secular
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