Gateway to Politics and Christian Civilization: Politics and Jewish Law
(Short 2-5 Week Courses)
Course Description (Two Week Video Class): SINCE POLITICS IS THE STUDY of the common good or of the good life for men and women living in community, it rests upon the previous study of psychology and ethics.
This course provides an in depth understanding of the functions and purposes of government followed by a demonstrated presentation of the best structure of government (democracy, aristocracy, monarchy etc), as well as detailed insight into the best form of government and a careful analysis of the distinction between best structure and form, which is a topic rarely touched upon by political philosophers.
Beyond this, the case is made for the necessity of education for political leaders along with a thorough understanding of the function of law and a proper distinction between and relationship of rights and liberties. The course ends with a look at the function, purposes and importance of written constitutions and the relationship among reason, law, and religion.