Law and Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation

Synopsis

The Lutheran Reformation of the early sixteenth century brought about immense and far-reaching change in the structures of church and state, and in religious and secular ideas. 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. John Witte, Jr. argues that it is not enough to understand the Reformation in either only theological or legal terms but that a perspective is required which takes proper account of both.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Martin E. Marty
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2002