The Legal Turn of the Reformation

in Luther – 95 Treasures, 95 People (Wittenberg: Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt, 2017), 451-455

Emory Legal Studies Research Paper

4 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2017

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John Witte

Emory University School of Law

Date Written: December 22, 2017

Abstract

The Lutheran Reformation revolutionized both church and state, theology and law. This brief essay sketches the legal influence of the Reformation, building on Luther’s opening call for religious freedom and his more complex theory of the two kingdoms.

Keywords: Martin Luther; law and Gospel; church-state theory; two kingdoms theory; Reformation; legal reform

Suggested Citation

Witte, John, The Legal Turn of the Reformation (December 22, 2017). in Luther – 95 Treasures, 95 People (Wittenberg: Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt, 2017), 451-455; Emory Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3092244

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