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 Divine Right of Kings - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Divine Right of Kings, ancient doctrine that sovereigns are representatives of God and derive their right to rule directly from God.
Monarchy (quotations): Monarchy: The Right Divine of Kings…
The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger.
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 ipedia.com: Divine Right of Kings Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The notion of divine right of kings was certainly in existence anterior to the mediæval period;, however it was during this time that the notion became extensively used as a primarily political mechanism i.e.
Kings are justly called gods, for that they exercise a manner or resemblance of divine power upon earth: for if you will consider the attributes to God, you shall see how they agree in the person of a king.
The Parliamentary victory, confirmed by the Glorious Revolution of 1688, was the death knell of the divine right of kings in England, and firmly established the principle of constitutional monarchy where the ultimate authority was Parliament, not the monarch.
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 Absolutism and the Divine right of kings
Medieval political theorists had seen kings as deriving their authority from God, but as obliged to rule in accordance with law and in consultation with the nobility.
Divine right theorists insisted that the ruler's authority was from God alone (not from the community).
James VI of Scotland, (and I of England and Great Britain) was one of the most famous divine right theorists.
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 Divine Right of Kings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The concept of Divine Right of Kings is only one manifestation of a much broader concept of "royal God-given rights", which simply says that "the Right to rule is anointed by god(s)" which is found in other cultures.
The notion of Divine Right of Kings was certainly in existence in the medieval period.
And lastly, Kings are compared to the head of this microcosm of the body of man. :Kings are justly called gods, for that they exercise a manner or resemblance of Divine power upon earth: for if you will consider the attributes to God, you shall see how they agree in the person of a king.
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 King James VI & I on the Divine Right of Kings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In the first original of kings, whereof some had their beginning by conquest, and some by election of the people, their wills at that time served for law; Yet how soon kingdoms began to be settled in civility and policy, then did kings set down their minds by laws...
Kings are also compared to fathers of families: for a king is truly parens patriae [parent of the country], the politic father of his people.
Kings are also compared to fathers of families: for a king is truely parens patriæ, the politique father of his people.
www.jesus-is-lord.com /kjdivine.htm   (1389 words)

 The Divine Right of Kings
The theory of the Divine Right of Kings was directed at convincing this literate and wealthy group that they should serve as royal officials, not try and seize power for themselves.
Although the theory of the Divine Right of Kings was perfectly coherent and treated as such by its exponents and opponents, it is often now dismissed as absurd.
One vital element in the theory of the Divine Right of Kings was the Bodinian concept of sovereignty.
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 TruckNet® Drivers RoundTable :: View topic - Divine Right of Kings vs. Protestant doctrine and American R
Likewise, even though King James had his own view of his supposedly divine rights, I can not see that his views are representative of or attributable to Christianity, the vast majority of which did not agree with him.
Divine Right of Kings certainly was a Christian doctrine, although it predates protestantism.
That is the divine right -- the right to rule autocratically -- claimed by the divine right of kings theory.
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 Divine Right of Kings
   Bossuet, however, was reacting to an extreme situation and carried this argument to its farthest extent in his doctrine of the Divine Right of Kings.
Not only did God bestow power on certain monarchs (and he argued that his king, Louis XIV of France, was one such monarch), but the bestowal of this power legitimated autocracy (rule by one person).
The king ruled by virtue of God's authority; therefore he should be obeyed in all things.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/GLOSSARY/DIVRIGHT.HTM   (538 words)

 divine right - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
DIVINE RIGHT [divine right] doctrine that sovereigns derive their right to rule by virtue of their birth alone—a right based on the law of God and of nature.
Because the sovereign was responsible not to the governed, but to God alone, active resistance to a king was a sin ensuring damnation.
In England, King James I and his son Charles I made many claims based on divine right, and a notable exponent of the theory was Sir Robert Filmer.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-divineri.html   (317 words)

 King James VI & I and the Divine Right of Kings
King James VI & I and the Divine Right of Kings
In the minds of many, the doctrine of the Divine Right of Kings is closely (if not exclusively) associated with King James VI & I. It is important to note, however, that the Divine Right of Kings (the idea that kings are accountable to God alone), neither began nor ended with King James Charles Stuart.
"With respect to the doctrine of the Divine Right of Kings, this doctrine was the principal force restraining the authority of the Popes in James' time and thereafter...[W]ithout the doctrine of the Divine Right, Roman Catholicism would have dominated history well beyond its current employment in the Dark Ages.
www.jesus-is-lord.com /kjdivin2.htm   (604 words)

 The enormous hidden costs to society of 'right-wing' political governance
In 1609 King James VI of Scotland stunned people with his declaration regarding the 'divine right of kings', wherein he basically proclaimed such rulers were the lieutenants of God, and qualified as Gods themselves, and so were not required to answer or explain themselves to anyone.
A modernized version of the 'divine right of kings', with the fabulously wealthy being regarded as the new royals (or deities) to be served by everyone else.
For right wing policies in general look prone to pressuring the overall eligible and virile male population to shrink across the board...reducing both the number and quality of available males, thereby forcing females (especially certain minority females) to look further afield...and for more women in general to remain unmarried and available as well.
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 The Open Door Web Site : History : James I and the Divine Right of Kings
The greatest problem of James' reign (and that of his son, Charles) was that he believed in the Divine Right of Kings.
They suspected the new king to be secretly sympathetic to Catholics, particularly when he married Henrietta Maria, a French Catholic princess.
On the contrary, the king and Archbishop wanted churches and church services to be more decorated and ornate.
www.saburchill.com /history/chapters/chap4002.html   (847 words)

 Chapter Divine <i>to</i> Dodgson of D by Brewer's Readers Handbook
Divine (John the), supposed to be John the evangelist.
Divine Doctor (The), Jean de Ruysbroek, the mystic (1294–1381).
Tyrtamos, usually known as Theophrastos (“divine speaker”), was so called by Aristotle (B.C. Divining Rod, a forked branch of hazel, suspended between the balls of the thumbs.
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 Part II of "Bombing His Way Into the Jaws of Armageddon": The Divine Right of Kings and The Madness of King ...
King James VI of Scotland, who later became King James I of England, having ascended to the throne in 1603 following the death of Queen Elizabeth, was one of the better-known proponents of the notion of the divine right of kings.
Kings are also compared to fathers of families: for a king is truly Parens patriae, the politique father of his people.
Yes, it has taken the madness of King George to restore a concept of divine rule that most scholars thought had been abandoned to the dust heap of history.
www.buzzflash.com /editorial/03/03/12.html   (1240 words)

 Quest for Middle-earth - The Coming of Kings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Grail Kings of the Sumerians, the Pharaohs of Egypt, the Davidic Kings of Judah, the Dragon Kings of Scythia and the Fisher Kings of Gaul were all Kings that had given kingship to serve mankind.
The king could be described as being a Shepherd and he carried a shepherd's staff to signify his office.
A king's mandate could be explained as follows: interpret the will of the Anunnaki; act as the representation of the people to the Anunnaki and; administer the city.
www.ufodigest.com /quest11.html   (985 words)

 Positive Liberty » Blog Archive » Jason on Opposite Day: A Plea for the Divine Right of Kings
Similarly, kings are but the fathers of their countries, who sustain their subjects, and who therefore incur a continual, inalienable debt from all those who live in their kingdoms.
I admit that there is not much social science work being done today that directly supports the thesis of the divine right of kings, yet even the work that is being done today in other fields, when supplemented with a few commonsense observations, will more than prove the point.
The same traditions granting divine right of the monarch were those that constrained him to a particular role and prevented him from infringing on the rights of those around him.
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 Charles I of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The second son of James VI, King of Scots and Anne of Denmark, Charles was born at Dunfermline Palace, Fife, on 19 November 1600.
When Elizabeth I died in March 1603 and James VI became King of England as James I, Charles was originally left in Scotland in the care of nurses and servants because it was feared that the journey would damage his fragile health.
The Society of King Charles the Martyr was established in 1894 by one Mrs Greville-Negent, assisted by Fr.
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 Divine Right of Capital | TPMCafe
The King was once thought to be the infallible representative of God, to whom all wealth naturally flowed by divine right.
Her central insight, I think, is that this supremacy of the shareholder is no more natural or inevitable than was the Divine Right of Kings that came before.
So, comparing shareholders to The Diving Right Of Kings might not be a perfect comparison but there's something to it, I think, which is that in both cases, adherents to those beliefs probably thought they were doing the best for themselves and society but, in both cases, they're wrong.
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 Divine Right Of Kings: The Human God Brings Order to Chaos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The ruler was tied as in Celtic belief to the land itself and bore responsibility for the functioning of nature.
Additionally as a sort of god of the hunt it was thought that the king ensured economic prosperity.
The king also was the only person to be trusted with success in battle and in dealings with all other states, with other divines.
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 Divine Right Of Kings
During the Jewish age Jehovah was Israel's king, the Most Holy apartment of the Tabernacle, and afterward of the Temple, representing his throne, from which he delivered his rulings through the priesthood.
Then the kings of earth could not accept of a crown without her permission, unless her ministers performed the ceremony, and thus gave it her sanction.
Thus she crowned the kings of Europe, and her head, the Pope, blasphemously claimed the proud title of "King of kings and Lord of lords"--the infallible.
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 By Divine Right - AOL Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A short history of the concept of the divine right of kings and its relationship to absolutism during the European Enlightenment.
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The Divine Right of Kings - the doctrine that a monarch derives his or her power...
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 divine right of kings
Christian political doctrine that hereditary monarchy is the system approved by God, hereditary right cannot be forfeited, monarchs are accountable to God alone for their actions, and rebellion against the lawful sovereign is therefore blasphemous.
The doctrine had its origins in the anointing of Pepin in 751 by the pope after Pepin had usurped the throne of the Franks.
Red and white are traditional colours, dating back to the flag of 19th-century Samoan king, Malietoa Laupepa.
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 Classical Values :: Divine right of kings nature?
And what about the "divine right of kings?" This was a very serious concept, and it was based on the idea of an all-knowing, all-seeing deity who intervened in human affairs, which meant you could be sure that if a king was on a throne, it was his king, by God.
I mean, if you grow up steeped in the divine right of kings, and you suddenly find yourself taking the place of He Who Had Been Ordained By God, it would be no small task to come up with the proper language reigning in your human limits.
Because if there was a divine right of kings, God had been putting them on the throne and acquiescing to their vast tyrannical powers for many hundreds (nay, thousands) of years.
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 CD Baby: BABYLON MYSTERY ORCHESTRA: Divine Right of Kings
With "Mourning Glory" and "Divine Justice" the great empire is Judged and ultimately reaps her reward.
Divine Right of Kings: Hear it today.....Live it tomorrow.
"Divine Right Of Kings" is a welcome refresher in the quickly stagnating genre that is gothic metal.
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 Divine Right of Kings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Working from biblical precedent (the divinely-ordainment of Saul and David), the Roman Catholic church was the inventor, and proponent, of the "Divine Right of Kings," the concept that kings ruled by God's will.
In effect, the Church had the say-so as to who had the "divine right" to the throne.
The German kings got the message, and the blessings of the Church.
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