Potentia absoluta et potentia ordinata Dei: on the theological origins of Carl Schmitt’s theory of constitution

@article{Ojakangas2012PotentiaAE,
  title={Potentia absoluta et potentia ordinata Dei: on the theological origins of Carl Schmitt’s theory of constitution},
  author={Mika Ojakangas},
  journal={Continental Philosophy Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={45},
  pages={505-517}
}
  • Mika Ojakangas
  • Published 11 December 2012
  • Philosophy
  • Continental Philosophy Review
In line with his theory of secularization according to which all significant concepts of the modern theory of the state are secularized theological concepts, Carl Schmitt argues in Constitutional Theory that people’s (Volk) constitution-making power in modern democracy is analogical to God’s potestas constituens in medieval theology. It is also undoubtedly possible to find a resemblance between Schmitt’s constitution-making power and God’s power as it is described in medieval theology. In the… 
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