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Leviathan (Books III and IV)

Thomas Hobbes

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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)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

10h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

40:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

34:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

38:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

42:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:27