Politics

Hans J. Hillerbrand, ed., Encyclopedia of Protestantism (London/New York: Routledge, 2004), 1509-1518

16 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2019

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John Witte

Emory University School of Law

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

This Article offers a capacious definition of politics and religion and then reviews selectively (1) some of the early modern European models of politics born of the Protestant Reformation; and (2) the transplantation and adaptation of some of these Protestant models in American history.

Keywords: Politics, constitution, rule of law, democracy, Reformation, Lutheranism, Calvinism, Anabaptism, Anglicanism, medieval canon law, United States Constitution, First Amendment, religious freedom, establishment of religion

Suggested Citation

Witte, John, Politics (2004). Hans J. Hillerbrand, ed., Encyclopedia of Protestantism (London/New York: Routledge, 2004), 1509-1518 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3451361

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