DE LAICIS

OR THE TREATISE ON CIVIL GOVERNMENT

ROBERT BELLARMINE

 

ON THE LAITY OR SECULARS

CHAPTER I. SUMMARY OF THE WHOLE QUESTION AT ISSUE

CHAPTER II. WHETHER JUDICIAL POWER IS GOOD BY NATURE, AND LAWFUL FOR CHRISTIANS

CHAPTER III. POLITICAL MAGISTRACY IS PROVED FROM THE SCRIPTURES

CHAPTER IV. THE SAME IS BORNE WITNESS TO BY THE EXAMPLES OF THE SAINTS

CHAPTER V. THE SAME IS DEDUCED FROM THE END OF POLITICAL POWER

CHAPTER VI. THE SAME INFERENCE IS DRAWN FROM THE EFFICENT CAUSE

CHAPTER VII. THE SAME IS PROVED FROM ANTIQUITY

CHAPTER VIII. RULE OR DOMINION CAN EXIST AMONG WICKED MEN

CHAPTER IX. THE QUESTION OF THE EXTENT OF THE POWER OF MAGISTRATES IS PROPOSED

CHAPTER X. IT IS LAWFUL FOR A CHRISTIAN RULER TO MAKE LAWS

CHAPTER XI. THE CIVIL LAW IS NO LESS BINDING IN CONSCIENCE THAN THE DIVINE LAW

CHAPTER XII. TO EXERCISE PUBLIC TRIALS IS NOT UNLAWFUL FOR CHRISTIANS

CHAPTER XIII. IT IS LAWFUL FOR A CHRISTIAN MAGISTRATE TO PUNISH DISTURBERS OF THE STATE WITH DEATH

CHAPTER XIV. IT IS LAWFUL FOR CHRISTIANS SOMETIMES TO MAKE WAR

CHAPTER XV. HOW MANY, AND WHAT, ARE THE CONDITIONS OF A JUST WAR

CHAPTER XVI

CHAPTER XVII. JUDGMENT CONCERNING RELIGIONS DOES NOT COME WITHIN THE PROVINCE OF A MAGISTRATE

CHAPTER XVIII. THE DEFENSE OF RELIGION PERTAINS TO THE POLITICAL MAGISTRACY

 

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