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A Theologico Political Treatise Part I

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Excerpts: [... This element of inconsistency has been the cause of many terrible wars and revolutions for, as Curtius well says (lib. iv. chap. 10): The mob ...... would no longer fiercely persecute, but rather be filled with pity and compassion. (31) Furthermore, if any Divine light were in them, it ...... the mind, as all who have enjoyed intellectual certainty will doubtless attest. (11) Here, ...]
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A Theologico Political Treatise Part Ii

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Excerpts: [... that men go on to this day imagining miracles, so that they may believe themselves God's favourites, and the final cause for which God created ...... them from the fixed and immutable order of nature. (41) By miracle, I here mean an event which surpasses, or is thought to surpass, human comprehension: ...... (72) In Psalm civ:4, wind and fire are called the angels and ministers of ...]
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A Theologico Political Treatise Part Iii

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Excerpts: [... of Elijah to Jehoram, 2 Chron. xxi:12, which begins, Thus saith the Lord. (4) In the Apostolic Epistles we find nothing of the sort. ...... for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. (34) We therefore conclude that the Apostles were only indebted to special revelation ...... the Apostolic imprimatur, possibly with a view to the attention of the reader by ...]
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A Theologico Political Treatise Part Iv

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Excerpts: [... OF THE NATURAL AND CIVIL RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS AND OF THE RIGHTS OF THE SOVEREIGN POWER. (1) Hitherto our care has been to separate ...... it sanctions. [16:4] (55) It will, perhaps, be thought that we are turning subjects into slaves: for slaves obey commands and free men ...... may be thus defined. (61) A slave is one who is bound to obey his master's orders, though they are ...]
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