Law and protestantism : the legal teachings of the Lutheran Reformation
"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 have had an enduring effect on the modern Protestant world and beyond."
Print Book, English, 2002
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002
xix, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780521781329, 9780521012997, 0521781329, 0521012996
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.