As much as he feels under attack, so “the other side” of absolutists and Christian believers do, too.
Almost by definition, absolutists oversimplify, turning everything into a fight between angels and devils.
absolutists on either side miss the practical realities of governing.
But absolutists like Rickert freely admit the sterility of the notion, even in their own hands.
Interpenetration and co-operation may supply the place of the metaphysical unity at which the absolutists aim.
They were fighting for unconditional restoration, and both as invaders and as absolutists the king was their accomplice.
Both thinkers are absolutists in principle, though Hobbes gives to a monarch the power which Bentham gives to a democracy.
It is probably this last notion that, consciously or unconsciously, weighs most in the psychology of the absolutists creed.
The absolutists on the other hand hoped that the king might by procrastination avoid the separation of the crowns.
The Ritualists were absolutists in their political views and accepted the King's intervention in church matters.