(1557-1638) was probably the most important contributor to this debate.
Greenberg begins this seminal work by documenting the basis for Carl Friedrich's political and social philosophies, hearkening back to the Late-Renaissance Calvinist philosopher Johannes Althusius
' writings to demonstrate that democracy is in fact a very German concept--at least in Friedrich's eyes.
(1.) A particularly noteworthy example of a sprawling apparatus in an early modern work is available in Johannes Althusius
, Dicaeologicae (Herborn: Corvinum, 1617), available at: http://digital.slub-dresden.de/werkansicht/dlf/61058/, located by way of the Post-Reformation Digital Library: http://www.prdl.org/author_view.php?a_id=1014.
In this light, Brett ends not with Hobbes but with Johannes Althusius
and Juan de Salas, who conceptualize politics in terms of "consociation" or respublica.
Paul's affirmation in Romans 1 that God's eternal power and divinity has been revealed in creation, and relying on history and a clear-headed examination of the writings of leading Protestant theologians including Francis Turretin, Johannes Althusius
, Peter Martyr Vermigli, and John Calvin, Grabill challenges, among others, Karl Barth.
The last part of the book offers a synthetic narrative that summarizes the author's more detailed study of primary sources--by John Calvin, Peter Martyr Vermigli, Jerome Zanchi, Johannes Althusius
, and Francis Turretin--presented in the preceding chapters.
is usually identified as the father of federalism, who was concerned with the division of powers within the sovereign state.
The German political theorist Johannes Althusius
(1557-1638) is given credit as the father of modern federalism.
Third, the troublesome issue of sovereignty is better understood if traced back through the federal tradition to Johannes Althusius
, the first person to formulate and publish a federal political philosophy, the first edition of which appeared in 1603.
(1557-1638) spent his life defending the prerogatives of small political entities against the encroachments of large political entities.