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- Written by John Coffey
The quarterly magazine of the Jubilee Centre includes in its Spring 2004 issue an article by Dr John Coeffey (Reader in history at the University of Leicester) on the political thought of the German Calvinist, Johannes Althusius (1557-1638), in his book Systematic Analysis of Politics (1603).
Coffey takes Althusius to define politics as the art of RELATING, protecting and fostering social life at all levels. Althusius drew key principles from Jewish polity in the Old Testament which, he argued, need to be applied imaginatively to the special circumstances of each culture.
John Coffey's article below can also be found at the Jubilee Centre website