Isaiah’s Prophecy and the Idea of “Classical Harmony”

  • Sasson Sofer
Part of the Culture and Religion in International Relations book series (CRIR)


The Idea of classical harmony unites the morality of the individual, social justice, and the ethical behavior of the state. ‘ 111 Is powerful and alluring idea is Imperative of the cosmopolitan imagination—the creation of a world community binding all peoples to the same universal laws and principles. The question whether Isaiah was the first to Introduce a profound vision of the Idea of classical harmony Is the centerpiece of this chapter. That such an Idea has Informed political thoughtsince ancient times Is undeniable. It has had a lasting Influence, and is integrated in nco-Kantian approaches, “Wilsoriianism, and the democratic peace thesis.1


Moral Obligation Jewish People Small Nation International Reality Roman Empire 
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