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The church leader to the court of Louis XIV, Bishop Bossuet, wrote a book in 1709, advancing the common theory that all powers come from God. Because of this, kings were considered representatives of God on earth. Making the citizens believe that the king had a divine right prevented them from defying his authority, as it would be seen as defying God.
This doctrine was taught by the clergy and was meant to result in a just authority which fulfilled the will of God. It supports absolute monarchy, as the Crown is free from interference by law courts or citizen groups within the country.

By Jason Sykora