Law and Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation

Law and Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation

by John Witte Jr, Martin E. Marty, Jr. Witte
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521781329

ISBN-13: 9780521781329

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Lutheran Reformation of the early sixteenth century brought about immense and far-reaching change in the structures of church and state, and in religious and secular ideas. This book investigates the relationship between the law and religious ideology in Luther's Germany, showing how they developed in response to the momentum of Lutheran teachings and influence

Overview

The Lutheran Reformation of the early sixteenth century brought about immense and far-reaching change in the structures of church and state, and in religious and secular ideas. This book investigates the relationship between the law and religious ideology in Luther's Germany, showing how they developed in response to the momentum of Lutheran teachings and influence. John Witte, Jr. argues that it is not enough to understand the Reformation in either only theological or legal terms but that a perspective is required which takes proper account of both.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521781329
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1560L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword Martin E. Marty; Introduction; 1. Canon law and civil law on the eve of the Reformation; 2. Loving thine enemy's law: the evangelical conversion of Catholic canon law; 3. A mighty fortress: Luther and the two-kingdoms framework; 4. Perhaps jurists are good Christians after all: Lutheran theories of law, politics, and society; 5. From gospel to law: the Lutheran reformation laws; 6. The mother of all earthly laws: the reformation of marriage law; 7. The civic seminary: the reformation of education law; Concluding reflections.

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