Gateway to Politics and Christian Civilization: Politics and Jewish Law .......................................................... $12.00
Price Includes 7 1/2 hour video lessons and discussions, 9 Powerpoint Presentations and the complete version of Aristotle's "Politics", Plato's "Statesman" and Josephus' "Wars of the Jews" E-Books and all other books in HTML Format.
Prerequisite: None, but the short course in methodology, psychology and ethics are highly recommended as the appropriate introduction to this course and all the social sciences in general.
Course Description: (Two Week Video Class)
SINCE POLITICS IS THE STUDY OF the common good or the good life for men and women 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.