Lutheran Theology and Secular Law: The Work of the Modern State

Lutheran Theology and Secular Law: The Work of the Modern State


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138245136
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/23/2018
Series: ICLARS Series on Law and Religion Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Marie A. Failinger is a Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline University School of Law. She was editor in chief of the Journal of Law and Religion from 1988 to 2013, and has published dozens of law review and other articles, including several on Lutheran theology and law. She is also a co-editor of Feminism, Law and Religion (2013), On Secular Governance (2016); and The Poverty Law Canon (2016).

Dr. Ronald W. Duty served as Assistant Director of Studies at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Among his published works are chapters in Testing the Spirits (Eerdmans, ed. Patrick Keifert 2009) and On Secular Governance (Eerdmans, eds. Ronald W. Duty and Marie A. Failinger, 2016) and articles in The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, dialog, The Journal of Lutheran Ethics, and Word & World.

Table of Contents

Part I: Our Secular Age

1. The Contribution of Law to the Secularization of Politics: Impulses from Luther’s Doctrine of the Two Regimes - Stefan Heuser

Part II: Lutheran theology and legal philosophy

2. Legal Positivism in Lutheran Ethics - Carl-Henric Grenholm

3. Antinomianism: The "Lutheran" Heresy - Paul R. Hinlicky

Part III: The Individual and the State

4. Separability as Distinction: The Individual Subject of the Civil Law - Michael J. Kessler

5. Luther and Machiavelli: The Human Subject, Religion and the State - Michael Reid Trice

6. Luther’s Two Strategies and Political Advocacy: Law, Righteousness, Reason, Will and Works in their Civil Use - Craig L. Nessan

7. A Case for Toleration: Religious Exemptions, Conscientious Objection, and the Public Good - H. David Baer

 Part IV. International Law and Human Rights

8. Liberation, Law and Proleptic Dignity - Ted Peters

9. U.S. War-culture, The Post-9/11 "Unlawful Alien Combatant," and "Peace in God’s World" - Kelly Denton-Borhaug; Part V: Domestic Legal Issues

10. Economic Justice and the Seventh Commandment: Reformation-era Insights - Mary Jane Haemig

11. The Doctrine of Discovery in American Indian Law: A Lutheran Theological Critique - Ronald W. Duty

12. For the Woman Who Yelled "Fire!" in my Backyard: Rape Law and Lutheran Theology - Mary J. Streufert

13. Re-creating the Law of the Family: A Lutheran Perspective - Marie A. Failinger and Patrick R. Keifert

Part VI: Professionals, Law and Neighbor-Love

14. Professional Responsibility, Informed Consent and Neighbor Love in Cancer Trials: Theological, Ethical and Legal Dimensions - Deanna A. Thompson

15. Role Morality, Dirty Hands and the Theology of Vocation - W. Bradley Wendel

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