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The Mosaic Polity

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This treatise, appearing in English for the first time, engages the perennial question of how the laws of Moses ought to be applied to contemporary political situations. Through clear distinctions and theses, and by drawing on diverse sources ranging from Greek and Roman law to medieval Christian theology, Junius develops a method of classifying and interpreting the Mosaic laws that honors both their particular Jewish context and their universal and perpetual significance. Junius’ Mosaic Polity also reveals the interdisciplinary nature of early modern theology, law, and politics, and the influence of Junius’ treatise and method is evident in such Reformed political luminaries as Johannes Althusius and Abraham Kuyper.

About Franciscus Junius

Franciscus Junius (1545–1602) was a professor of theology at the Universities of Heidelberg and Leiden and was one of the paragons of early Reformed Protestantism. He studied law at the academy of Bourges under François Douaren and Hugo Donellus, and he studied theology in Geneva under John Calvin and Theodore Beza. Junius and Immanuel Tremellius’ Latin translation of the Bible had an enduring and international impact on...

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