The Legal Turn of the Reformation
in Luther – 95 Treasures, 95 People (Wittenberg: Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt, 2017), 451-455
4 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2017 Last revised: 29 Jul 2019
Date Written: December 22, 2017
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
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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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