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Author Carty, Jarrett A., 1975- author

Title God and government : Martin Luther's political thought / Jarrett A. Carty
Published Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017
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Series McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas ; 73
McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas ; 73
Contents 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
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."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Luther, Martin, 1483-1546 -- Political and social views
Luther, Martin 1483-1546
Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.
Political science -- History -- 16th century.
Two kingdoms (Lutheran theology)
Political and social views.
Political science.
Politisches Denken
RELIGION -- Christianity -- Protestant.
Two kingdoms (Lutheran theology)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773551972
0773551980
9780773551978
9780773551985