God and government: Martin Luther's political though

"Martin Luther (1483-1546) famously began the Reformation, a movement that shook Europe with religious schism and social upheaval. While his Ninety-Five Theses and other theological works have received centuries of scrutiny and recognition, his political writings have traditionally been dismiss...

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Published in:McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas
Main Author: Carty, Jarrett A. (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Montreal Kingston London Chicago McGill-Queen's University Press 2017
In:McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas
Series/Journal:McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas 73
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Luther, Martin / Anniversary 1483-1546 / Political ideas
Further subjects:B 1500-1599
B Luther, Martin / Anniversary 1483-1546 Political and social views
B Political science
B Luther, Martin / Anniversary
B History
B Political and social views
B Political science History 16th century
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Summary:"Martin Luther (1483-1546) famously began the Reformation, a movement that shook Europe with religious schism and social upheaval. While his Ninety-Five Theses and other theological works have received centuries of scrutiny and recognition, his political writings have traditionally been dismissed as inconsistent or incoherent. God and Government focuses on Luther's interpretations of theology and the Bible, the historical context of the Reformation, and a wide range of writings that have been misread or misappropriated. Re-contextualizing and clarifying Luther's political ideas, Jarrett Carty contends that the political writings are best understood through Luther's "two kingdoms" teaching, in which human beings are at once subjects of a spiritual, inner kingdom, and another temporal, outer kingdom. Focusing on Luther's interpretations of theology and the Bible, the historical context of the Reformation, and a wide range of writings that have been misread or ignored, Carty traces how Luther applied political theories to the most difficult challenges of the Reformation, such as the Peasants' War of 1525, the Protestant resistance against the Holy Roman Empire, as well as social changes and educational reforms. The book further compares Luther's political thought to that of Protestant and Catholic political reformers of the sixteenth century. Intersecting scholarship from political theory, religious studies, history, and theology, God and Government offers a comprehensive look at Martin Luther's political thought across his career and writings."--
Luther's protest and the path to political reform -- Luther's political thought -- Luther's political thought and the Bible -- Radicalism and resistance -- Luther and the political challenges of reform -- Luther and the political thought of the Reformation -- The significance of Luther's political thought
Item Description:Literaturverzeichnis: Seiten 179-186
ISBN:0773551506