Luther and Calvin on secular authority

edited and translated by Harro Höpfl

Martin Luther and John Calvin were the principal 'magistral' Reformers of the sixteenth-century: they sought to enlist the cooperation of rulers in the work of reforming the Church. However, neither regarded the relationship between Reformed Christians and the secular authorities as comfortable or unproblematic. The two pieces translated here, Luther's On Secular Authority and Calvin's On Civil Government, constitute their most sustained attempts to find the proper balance between these two commitments. Despite their mutual respect, there were wide divergences between them. Luther's On Secular Authority would later be cited en bloc in favour of religious toleration, whereas Calvin envisaged secular authority as an agency for the compulsory establishment of the external conditions of Christian virtue and the suppression of dissent. The introduction, glossary, chronology and bibliography contained in this volume locate the texts in the broader context of the theology and political thinking of their authors.

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Martin Luther and John Calvin were the principal 'magistral' Reformers of the sixteenth-century: they sought to enlist the cooperation of rulers in the work of reforming the Church. However, neither regarded the relationship between Reformed Christians and the secular authorities as comfortable or unproblematic. The two pieces translated here, Luther's On Secular Authority and Calvin's On Civil Government, constitute their most sustained attempts to find the proper balance between these two commitments. Despite their mutual respect, there were wide divergences between them. Luther's On Secular Authority would later be cited en bloc in favour of religious toleration, whereas Calvin envisaged secular authority as an agency for the compulsory establishment of the external conditions of Christian virtue and the suppression of dissent. The introduction, glossary, chronology and bibliography contained in this volume locate the texts in the broader context of the theology and political thinking of their authors.

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[目次]

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Translator's note
  • Chronology
  • Glossary
  • Notes on further reading
  • On Secular Authority
  • On Civil Government
  • Index.

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[目次]

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Translator's note
  • Chronology
  • Glossary
  • Notes on further reading
  • On Secular Authority
  • On Civil Government
  • Index.

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この本の情報

書名 Luther and Calvin on secular authority
著作者等 Calvin, Jean
Höpfl, Harro
Luther, Martin
Hopfl Harro
Calvin John
書名別名 Von weltlicher Oberkeit and De politica administratione, bk. 4, ch. 20 of Institutio Christianae religionis
シリーズ名 Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1991
ページ数 xlvi, 95 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0521342082
9780521349864
NCID BA13230481
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言語 英語
原文言語 ラテン語
出版国 イギリス

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