Bong Rin Ro

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

John Constable

Scripture References in this Resource

Psalm 82:1; 6; John 10:34-5; Jeremiah 30:9; Romans 13:1-8; 1 Peter 2:17; Isaiah 49:23; Daniel 2:12; Joshua 10:18; Ezekiel 17:20; Daniel 2:3-7; Hosea 13:11; Isaiah 3:4; Luke 22:25-26; Genesis 16:8-9; Joshua 4:14; 1 Timothy 2:2; Jeremiah 22:3; Deuteronomy 1:16; Genesis 14:18; Matthew 20:25-26


The relationship between church and state has been a problem for many centuries and still is today. Coming from the Reformed background, the writer was first interested in Calvin's view on church and state in connection with Luther's view on the same subject encountered in the Luther Studies Course. The writer soon found differences of opinion among historians as to how Calvin considered the church in relation with the state. Further research led to the understanding that there are two main problems involved in this study: the separation between church and state and the interpretation of Calvin's democratic ideals.

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