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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Theology is implicitly political; Luther’s career as theologian demonstrates this principle clearly. By attacking the papacy's doctrine, Luther attacked the framework of society in 16th-century Europe. The doctrine of faith had explosive political implications, and Luther found himself increasingly forced to place limits on the political conclusions drawn from his work by his followers, chiefly through his construction of the two-kingdoms teaching.
History of Christianity
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Preus, James R.
"The Political Function of Luther's Doctrina,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 43, Article 64.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol43/iss1/64