CURA: Consent, Community, and Constitution in the Radical Reformation

  • Starts: 12:45 pm on Friday, October 9, 2020
  • Ends: 2:15 pm on Friday, October 9, 2020
CURA Colloquium with Leo Moradi, PhD Candidate, Political Science This study investigates two perennial questions in the history of political philosophy: first, what is a legitimate community? Second, how should a community be regulated? Its focus is the Radical Reformation in the sixteenth century Europe in which many religious dissidents were concerned with eschatological and apocalyptical thought. The study explores the development of the ideas of eschatology and apocalypse from early Jewish and Christian periods to the age of Reformation and demonstrates how these two ideas have been transformed from a religious belief into a fervent political idea which drove religious dissidents to establish their own communities. By conducting an interpretive reading of the works of prominent religious dissidents of the Reformation era such as (among other anonymous writers) Hans Hut, Hans Hergot, and Michael Gaismair, the research highlights their political thought and answers to the two primary questions: They argue that consent and constitution are necessary for establishing and regulating a Christian community. Email for a copy of this paper. Reading the paper in advance is required for attendance. Co-sponsored with School of Theology
Meeting ID: 978 5810 4239 Passcode: 599536

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