The Declaration of Arbroath in the shadow of Scotus

Broadie, A. (2020) The Declaration of Arbroath in the shadow of Scotus. In: Müller, K. P. (ed.) Scotland and Arbroath: 700 Years of Fighting for Freedom, Sovereignty and Independence. Series: Scottish studies international. Peter Lang, pp. 75-89. ISBN 9783631818619

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The Declaration’s political message is underpinned by doctrines of medieval philosophy and moral theology. Strong similarities between teachings by John Duns Scotus and the philosophical doctrines in the Declaration are revealed. Influential historical causal links and frameworks enlighten discussions of a king’s (Robert Bruce’s) authority depending on the people, the right of succession, divine providence and human choice. Scotus’s concept of the penitent thief is the starting point for a doctrine of entitlement to rule, the establishment of sovereignty and justice, and Scotland’s independence from England.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:eBook ISBN: 9783631818602.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Broadie, Professor Alexander
Authors: Broadie, A.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities
Publisher:Peter Lang
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