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What is divine right theory?

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October 09, 2015 8:38PM

Government created by God, and God chose Government leaders

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Both ancient China and ancient Egypt followed divine right theory.

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Divine Right Theory is the theory about the origins of government that it was created by divine power.

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United States does not believe in the divine right theory. According to the doctrine of the divine rights theory, only God is the one who can judge a king. During the glorious revolution, United States abandoned the divine rights theory.

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The Theory of Divine Right is the theory of a political ruler that was appointed by a god to be a leader.

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is it divine forCe or divine right theory???- divine right theory- GOd created the state and that he gave certain people the divine right to govern this land. FORCE THEORY- one or a grouped forced all people within the area to obey his or their rule. SOCIAL CONTRACT THEORY- government was born out of necessity people agreed for the need to create a government and gave the state its necessity.

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One major disadvantage of divine right theory is that it is antithetical to representative democracy. Under this theory, it's very difficult, if not impossible, to hold leaders accountable for their actions.

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contrast the social contract theory of government with the divine right theory. what type of government would result from each theory?

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Evolution Theory, Force Theory, Divine Right Theory, Social Contract Theory

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That a monarch was appointed by the will of god.

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the divine right theory the evolutionary theory the social contract theory the force theory

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The most threatened by the social contract theory are those who uphold the divine right theory. A social contract is basically an agreement between the people and the government, while in the divine right theory, the right to rule is supposed to have come directly from God.

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The divine right of kings is the theory of government that states that the right to rule is given by God.

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The belief that only those of royal birth have the right to rule is called the DIVINE RIGHT THEORY.

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The Divine right theory of monarchy was a theory that gave authority and legitimization to monarchs. What it basically said was that kings and queens, and their subsequent successors, received their right to rule not only by the people, but also by God. It was their God-given right to rule the people and to be born into the ruling family.

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Yes. Divine right implies it is god given. Many people do not believe in a god or gods. It was simply arrogance.

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The theory that monarchs are Chosen by God is called the Divine right Of Kings. =)

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The "divine right of kings" theory states that monarchs rule by the will of God.

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alot of people would say The Force Theory or The Evolutionary Theory, but the most influential is definitely the Divine Right Theory. It held that God created the state and that God had given those of royal birth a "divine right" to rule.

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The theory was that authority is hereditary. A related theory is that monarchs rule by divine right.

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The Divine Right of Kings was used to justify a monarchs right to rule.

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The king was considered to be appointed by God, or chosen by God. As such, he had a "divine right" to rule. If the king was appointed by God, then his will was also God's will. - The Divine Right of Kings is a theory of government the King's power is absolute.