Skip to main content

Johannes Althusius, Natural Law, and Written Constitutions

John Witte Jr. writes that Johannes Althusius called for written constitutions that separated executive, legislative, and judicial powers and that guaranteed the natural rights and liberties of all subjects. Witte contends that Althusius developed a Christian theory of rule of law and political that anticipated many arguments of Enlightenment theorists of social and government contracts. Read more here.