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Martin Luther, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Political Theologies  

Michael P. DeJonge

Contemporary political theology often defines itself against Lutheran social ethics, which is portrayed as politically disengaged and overly deferential to state power. At the same time, ... More

Martin Luther in German Historiography  

Zachary Purvis

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Nov 2016
What does Martin Luther mean for Germany? Formulated in such a way, this is an impossible question, due in no small measure to the existence of many “Luthers” and many “Germanys.” But it ... More

Martin Luther in Karl Marx  

Paul R. Hinlicky

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Nov 2016
The topic of Luther in Marxism is vast and too diffuse to be useful to define issues and orient future research. However, the more limited topic of Luther in Marx is definite, manageable, ... More

Martin Luther’s Influence on Legal Reforms and Civil Law  

John Witte Jr.

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Mar 2017
The Lutheran Reformation transformed not only theology and the church but law and the state as well. Beginning in the 1520s, Martin Luther joined up with various jurists and political ... More

Printing, Propaganda, and Public Opinion in the Age of Martin Luther  

David Bagchi

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Aug 2016
Luther had a notoriously ambivalent attitude towards what was still the new technology of the printing press. He could both praise it as God’s highest act of grace for the proclamation of ... More

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