Sunday, June 17, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 12th sacred

John of Salisbury, 1115-1180
- another student of Abelard’s, devoted to classical literature - is most famous for his Policraticus, a study on politics - it said that the king got his authority to reign from God, but that he had to rule for the benefit of his subjects, and give them peace and justice - if he neglected his duties, he became a tyrant, not a king, his subjects no longer were bound to obey him, and if all else failed, the tyrant should be killed

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