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The Machiavellian MomentFlorentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition$
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J. G. A. Pocock

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780691172231

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691172231.001.0001

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The Problem and Its Modes

The Problem and Its Modes

B) Providence, Fortune and Virtue

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(p.31) Chapter II The Problem and Its Modes
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The Machiavellian Moment
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J.G.A. Pocock

Richard Whatmore

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691172231.003.0002

This chapter turns to a fuller exploration of the conspectus of providential time. It discusses how, for the thinkers of late antiquity, the separation of salvation and society, redemption and history, soul and body, sundered but did not abolish the problem of the eschatological present. It became a problem to account for the state of the soul between the death and resurrection of the body, but a radical heresy to solve this problem by doctrines of mortalism or psychopannychism, which asserted that the being or the experience of the soul were suspended during the remainder of secular time; for this denied the extra-temporal nature of membership in the civitas Dei, a society in communion with God, and consequently of that civitas itself.

Keywords:   providential time, providence, fortune, virtue, late antiquity, God, prophecy, political apocalyptic, eschatology

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