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Law and Protestantism

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Investigates the relationship between the law and religious ideology in Luther's Germany. John Witte, Jr. is the Jonas Robitscher ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Investigates the relationship between the law and religious ideology in Luther's Germany.

Autorentext

John Witte, Jr. is the Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Ethics, Director of the Law and Religion Program, and Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion at Emory University, Atlanta. A specialist in legal history and religious liberty, he has published 100 professional articles, and 12 books, including Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective, 2 vols. (1996); From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition (1997); Proselytism and Orthodoxy in Russia (1999) and Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment (2000). Professor Witte's writings have appeared in German, French, Italian, Hebrew, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, and Romanian translations. He has lectured throughout North America, Western Europe, Israel, and South Africa.

Klappentext

This book investigates the relationship between the law and religious ideology in Luther??'s Germany.

Zusammenfassung
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.

Inhalt

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.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Law and Protestantism
Untertitel: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation
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EAN: 9780521781329
ISBN: 0521781329
Format: Fester Einband
Genre: Internationales Recht
Anzahl Seiten: 360
Gewicht: 706g
Größe: H235mm x B157mm x T25mm
Jahr: 2003