Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Albert G. Huegli

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Romans 13:4; Matthew 22:21; Acts 5:29; James 4:12; Romans 13:1-5; 1 John 3:4; 1 Kings 8:39; Romans 6:14; Luke 9:35; Romans 10:17; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; Ephesians 3:17-19; Ephesians 4:11-15; Luke 22:38; Matthew 26:52; 1 Corinthians 12:21; Romans 13:1-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-2; Matthew 16:18; John 10:27; Luke 12:14; Philippians 3:20; 2 Corinthians 10:4; John 20:21; Matthew 28:20; 2 Corinthians 1:24; 2 Corinthians 10:4;


The aim of this research is to prove how the Lutheran traditions (Scripture, Luther's writings, the Confessions, and Lutheran statements) to the citizen of a twentieth century democracy can help form a perception of selected cases of the Supreme Court of the United States in the light of the Two-Kingdom Doctrine of Luther. Certain Supreme Court decisions concerning the First Amendment of the United States Constitution will be chosen for their importance to the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.

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