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Lutheran Theology and Secular Law, The Work of the Modern State, editors, Marie Failinger, Ronald W. Duty

"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 Luthers 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."--Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
The contribution of law to the secularization of politics : impulses from Luther's doctrine of the two regimes / Stefan Heuser -- Legal positivism in Lutheran ethics / Carl-Henric Grenholm -- Antinomianism : the Lutheran heresy / Paul R. Hinlicky -- Separability as distinction : the individual subject of the civil law / Michael J. Kessler -- Luther and Machiavelli : the human subject, religion, and the state / Michael Reid Trice -- Luther's two strategies and political advocacy : law, righteousness, reason, will, and works in their civil use / Craig L. Nessan -- A case for toleration : religious exemptions, conscientious objection, and the public good / H. David Baer -- Liberation, law, and proleptic dignity / Ted Peters -- U.S. war-culture, the Post-9/11 "unlawful alien combatant, and peace in God's world / Kelly Denton-Borhaug -- Economic justice and the Seventh Commandment : reformation-era insights / Mary Jane Haemig -- The doctrine of discovery in American Indian law : a Lutheran theological critique / Ronald W. Duty -- For the woman who yelled fire! in my backyard : rape law and Lutheran theology / Mary J. Streufert -- Re-creating the law of the family : a Lutheran perspective / Marie A. Failinger and Patrick R. Keifert -- Professional responsibility, informed consent, and neighbor love in cancer trials : theological, ethical, and legal dimensions / Deanna A. Thompson -- Role morality, dirty hands, and the theology of vocation / W. Bradley Wendel
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (209 pages).
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