My question is: how the state, or again how government, can be justified. The question may seem a silly one because, like it or not, we are stuck with the state.
What was and not what is authority? For it is my contention that we are tempted and entitled to raise this question because authority has vanished from the modern world.
What is the role of the Church as moral teacher, and what is the obligation on the part of the faithful (including the pope, bishops, theologians, and ordinary laypeople) to choose
This entry is concerned with the philosophical issues that arise in the justification of political authority. First, this entry will examine some of the main conceptual issues that
The idea of authority allows broader and narrower construals. Broadly, it denotes the condition wherein an individual ought to conform to some standard outside himself (e.g., canon
The notion of authority has two main senses: expertise and the right to rule. To have authority in matters of belief (to be ’an authority’) is to have theoretical authority;
The continual dialogue with Pastors and theologians throughout the world enables you to be attentive to the demands of understanding and reflecting more deeply on the doctrine of t
Christ is the Light of nations. Because this is so, this Sacred Synod gathered together in the Holy Spirit eagerly desires, by proclaiming the Gospel to every creature, to bring th