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Read the following quote about absolutism by Jacques Bossuet, a seventeenth-century French bishop.
"It is God who establishes kings. They thus act as ministers of God and His lieutenants on earth. It is through them that he rules. This is why we have seen that the royal throne is not the throne of man, but the throne of God himself. It appears from this that the person of kings is sacred, and to move against them is a crime. Since their power comes from on high, kings... should exercise it with fear and restraint as a thing which has come to them from God, and for which God will demand an account."
How do these words justify divine right of kings, and what does it mean that God will demand an account? What questions would you ask Bossuet about his ideas? How might he answer?