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Law and Protestantism

John Witte

Law and Protestantism

John Witte

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The Lutheran Reformation of the early sixteenth century brought about immense and far-reaching change in the structures of both church and state, and in both 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. Profound changes in the areas of education, politics and marriage were to have long-lasting effects on the Protestant world, inscribed in the legal systems inherited from that period. John Witte, Jr. argues that it is not enough to understand the Reformation either in theological or in legal terms alone but that a perspective is required which takes proper account of both. His book should be essential reading for scholars and students of church history, legal history, Reformation history, and in adjacent areas such as theology, ethics, the law, and history of ideas.

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The Lutheran Reformation of the early sixteenth century brought about immense and far-reaching change in the structures of both church and state, and in both 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. Profound changes in the areas of education, politics and marriage were to have long-lasting effects on the Protestant world, inscribed in the legal systems inherited from that period. John Witte, Jr. argues that it is not enough to understand the Reformation either in theological or in legal terms alone but that a perspective is required which takes proper account of both. His book should be essential reading for scholars and students of church history, legal history, Reformation history, and in adjacent areas such as theology, ethics, the law, and history of ideas.
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John Witte

John Witte Jr. is the Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He has published 120 articles and 20 books, including "Law and Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation" and "The Reformation of Rights: Law, Religion, and Human Rights in Early Modern Calvinism," ýFrank S. Alexander is Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He has published a dozen volumes, including "The Weightier Matters of the Law: Essays on Law and Religion,"

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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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 183772
  • Product Code 0521012996
  • EAN 9780521012997
  • Pages 360
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date May 2002
  • Sales Rank #19847
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.480kg

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