CC702 Thucydides and Tocqueville | Knox Theological Seminary
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This course marks a transition to a focused study of political regimes and the foundations of liberty. Students are presented with the strengths and weaknesses of the various political regimes, with special attention given to democracy, through a directed reading of Thucydides’ Peloponnesian War, Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, and Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Additional texts employed in this study are The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare, and The Freedom of the Christian by Martin Luther.