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Law and protestantism : the legal teachings of the Lutheran Reformation

Author: John Witte
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Lutheran Reformation brought about immense and far-reaching change in the structures of both church and state. 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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Witte, John, 1959-
Law and protestantism.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001043606
(OCoLC)47894942
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Witte
ISBN: 0511019793 9780511019791 0511157436 9780511157431 9780511613548 0511613547 9780511046018 0511046014
OCLC Number: 56191548
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 337 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Canon law and civil law on the eve of the Reformation --
Loving thine enemy s law: The Evangelical conversion of Catholic canon law --
A mighty fortress: Luther and the two-kingdoms framework --
Perhaps jurists are good Christians after all: Lutheran theories of law, politics, and society --
From Gospel to Law: The Lutheran reformation laws --
The mother of all earthly laws: The reformation of marriage law --
The civic seminary: The reformation of education law.
Responsibility: John Witte, Jr. ; with a foreword by Martin E. Marty.
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