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Leviathan (Books III and IV)

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(4,03 Sterne; 33 Bewertungen)

In Books 3 and 4 of Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes elaborates on the political philosophy set forth in the first two books, by considering the nature of a Christian commonwealth. Book 3 begins with a wealth of biblical scholarship, directed at establishing the authority of Scripture while at the same time undermining modern claims to supernatural revelation that would subvert civil law. Hobbes concludes that we cannot be sure of anyone else's divine revelation, and that religious authority is therefore subordinate to civil power. Book 4, titled “Of the Kingdom of Darkness,” sets forth the various ways in which Scripture has been misinterpreted by the church, according to Hobbes, in mixing pagan elements with Christianity.
(Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Leon Mire) (10 hr 54 min)

Chapters

Chapter XXXII – Of the Principles of Christian Politics

13:46

Read by Carl Manchester

Chapter XXXIII – Of the Number, Antiquity, Scope, Authority, and Interpreters o…

26:40

Read by David Higham

Chapter XXXIV – Of the Signification of Spirit, Angel, and Inspiration in the B…

31:52

Read by Ashwin Jain

Chapter XXXV – Of the Signification in Scripture of Kingdom of God, of Holy, Sa…

17:49

Read by Sibella Denton

Chapter XXXVI – Of the Word of God, and of Prophets

36:45

Read by David Higham

Chapter XXXVII – Of Miracles and Their Use

16:26

Read by Sibella Denton

Chapter XXXVIII – Of the Signification in Scripture of Eternal Life, Hell, Salv…

36:06

Read by Sibella Denton

Chapter XXXIX – Of the Signification in Scripture of the Word Church

5:58

Read by Sibella Denton

Chapter XL – Of the Rights of the Kingdom of God, in Abraham, Moses, the High P…

32:26

Read by Nacelle Droll

Chapter XLI – Of the Office of Our Blessed Saviour

19:35

Read by Ashwin Jain

Chapter XLII – Of Power Ecclesiastical, Part 1

29:10

Read by Geoffrey Edwards

Chapter XLII – Of Power Ecclesiastical, Part 2

37:48

Read by Geoffrey Edwards

Chapter XLII – Of Power Ecclesiastical, Part 3

28:28

Read by Geoffrey Edwards

Chapter XLII – Of Power Ecclesiastical, Part 4

20:37

Read by Geoffrey Edwards

Chapter XLII – Of Power Ecclesiastical, Part 5

40:04

Read by Geoffrey Edwards

Chapter XLII – Of Power Ecclesiastical, Part 6

29:22

Read by Geoffrey Edwards

Chapter XLIII – Of What is Necessary for a Man's Redemption into the Kingdom of…

34:37

Read by Jessica Louise

Chapter XLIV – Of Spiritual Darkness from Misinterpretation of Scripture, Part 1

37:59

Read by Jamie Ash Young

Chapter XLIV – Of Spiritual Darkness from Misinterpretation of Scripture, Part 2

25:47

Read by Sibella Denton

Chapter XLV – Of Demonology and Other Relics of the Religion of the Gentiles, P…

24:33

Read by Sibella Denton

Chapter XLV – Of Demonology and Other Relics of the Religion of the Gentiles, P…

22:42

Read by Sibella Denton

Chapter XLVI – Of Darkness from Vain Philosophy and Fabulous Traditions

42:01

Read by Sibella Denton

Chapter XLVII – Of the Benefit that Proceedeth from Such Darkness, and to Whom …

20:23

Read by Sibella Denton

Chapter XLVIII – A Review and Conclusion

23:26

Read by Sibella Denton

Bewertungen

(5 Sterne)

Incomprehensible without a solid knowledge of the Old Testament and the Bible.

Good but not great

(3 Sterne)

A good variety of competent readers but others were difficult to understand.

good, except Ashwin Jain

(5 Sterne)

if you are just curious about Hobbes’s politics, and not so much his religious stuff, you might skip these last two volumes tbh, and stick to the other audiobook

some readers are not of sufficient quality

(2,5 Sterne)

Most readers are great. Two readers are not understandable.