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PLATA PINEDA, Oswaldo. RELIGIÓN Y POLÍTICA EN EL LEVIATÁN DE THOMAS HOBBES. Prax. filos. [online]. 2006, n.23, pp. 57-80. ISSN 0120-4688.
At the beginning of modernity, after the collapse of the medieval thinking, the different fields of human knowledge started to experience a rationalization (secularization) process. Indeed, after this process human knowledge split into several fields. In particular, Thomas Hobbes´ Leviathan is one of the first academic efforts to separate religion and politics. In this paper I study this issue. Instead of presenting the internal structure of the hobbesian´s social contract, my goal here is to show that in Leviathan the political intention is to justify the State´s authority by means one agreement among free and equal men, which is connected with one religious purpose: to institute the God´s kingdom in earth.
Keywords : Religion; Politics; Leviathan; Rationalization; God´s kingdom.