Category Archives: De Duobus Ordinibus

Which Comes First? Truth, or the Church?

PrintI had occasion some years ago while writing a large paper on Medieval resistance theory to read portions of Dante’s Monarchia, a vigorously logical treatise defending the idea, contrary to the spirit of the times, that temporal rulership is not derived … Continue reading

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Sacral Kingship and Obedience to the Unjust Ruler- Ambrosiaster’s Curious Ambiguity

PrintIn my first post, What Is Societas Christiana (Part I), I noted the diversity of patristic views on the nature and location of authority in the societas Christiana.  One of the views so noted was “the Church is in the … Continue reading

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