Similarities Between Locke And Thomas Hobbes

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During the time of Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) and John Locke (1632-1704) government power was highly held, and believed to be under the power of God. Through their belief in God, each of these men were large in the enlightenment. They also have similar beliefs on who should be in control of the government, and where the power lies. However similar, these men have shaped the modern government in different ways as well. Both men believed that the government should be held under the power of God. This fell into the belief of divine right, that kings and other political leaders were picked by God to serve. This also influence the thought of social contract theory that both men believed in. They believed that all citizens should respect the authority