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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Lutheran Reformation catalyzed immense and far-reaching change in both Church and state and in both religious and secular ideas. This book investigates the transformation of law and theology born of Lutheran teachings of the sixteenth century. Profound changes in legal theory, political organization, marriage, education, and social welfare were inscribed in the legal and confessional systems of that period and
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Witte
ISBN: 0521781329 9780521781329 0521012996 9780521012997
OCLC Number: 47894942
Description: xix, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Martin E. Marty --
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.
Responsibility: John Witte, Jr. ; with a foreword by Martin E. Marty.
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