But he was naturally of an arbitrary disposition; and he had been bred at the University of Oxford, where young men were taught that the divine right of kings
was the only thing to be regarded in matters of government.
The question as to whether there is such a thing as divine right of kings
is not settled in this book.
Nonetheless, Jefferson needed a sound basis for declaring American rights as independent from the divine right of King
The success of European monarchies was due to the various strategies of legitimization they were developing in the face of the revolutionary menace, he says, dynastic succession in many cases, but some monarchs were able to continue exploiting the mass belief in the divine right of kings
He was an absolute ruler who ruled in accordance with the divine right of kings
What do alcohol, the divine right of kings
, TV dinners, the Walkman, smart drinks, and the iPhone have in common?
This Great Charter was the basis on which jurists such as Edward Coke and William Blackstone rejected the divine right of kings
and developed their rights-oriented approach toward legal theory.
Until we make the distinction between what Episcopal Bishop John Spong calls "Christendom" and true Catholicism, the perversions of absolute monarchy, like the divine right of kings
to deflower virgins, will continue.
Well - he'll just ignore it and rule through the divine right of kings
In the sixteenth century, various segments of the Church's own sons and daughters rose "in protest" against her: some against her belief that good works and not "faith alone" are required for salvation (Lutheranism); others against her belief in a God that seeks to save all men rather than one who destines some to eternal damnation (Calvinism); and others still against her rejection of the Absolute Divine Right of Kings
, according to which a monarch is subject to no earthly authority and answers only to God (Anglicanism).
A growth in a theory of the divine right of kings
led to arguments that there might be a right to rebellion against a tyrannical king.
Prime ministers and cabinets arrogantly believe they possess the divine right of kings