COUNSELS OF PERFECTION AND REFORMATION POLITICAL THOUGHT

@article{Mortimer2019COUNSELSOP,
  title={COUNSELS OF PERFECTION AND REFORMATION POLITICAL THOUGHT},
  author={S. Mortimer},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2019},
  volume={62},
  pages={311-330}
}
  • S. Mortimer
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • The Historical Journal
  • The debate over counsels of perfection was a crucial aspect of the formation of political and ethical thought in the sixteenth century. It led both Protestants and Catholics to consider the status of law and to consider how far it obliged human beings, rather than simply permitting particular actions. From Luther onwards, Protestants came to see God's standards for human beings in absolute terms, rejecting any suggestion that there were good works which were merely counselled rather than… CONTINUE READING