Lutheran Theology and Secular Law
The Work of the Modern State
ISBN10: 1138245135 ISBN13: 9781138245136 Contributors: Duty, Ronald W. (Editor) Publisher: Taylor & Francis Published: Apr 11 2018 Pages: 190 Weight: 1.16lbs. Height: 10.00" Width: 7.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
This collection brings together lawyers and theologians in the U.S. and Europe to reflect on Lutheran understandings of the political use of the law by secular governments. The book furthers the intellectual conversation about how Lutheran insights can be used to develop jurisprudence and specific solutions to legal issues in which there is strong conflict. It presents the basic theological and interpretive assumptions of the Lutheran tradition as they may inform the creation of legislation and judicial interpretation at local, national and international levels. The authors explore Luther's conception of the foundations of modern secular law and understanding of vocation. The work discusses the application of Lutheran theological principles to contemporary issues such as the war on terror, native land rights, property law, family law, church and state, medical experimentation, and the criminal law of rape, providing ethical insights for lawyers and lawmakers.