Reformation – Staat – Religion 978-3-16-155217-5 - Mohr Siebeck
Law

Peter Unruh

Reformation – Staat – Religion

Zur Grundlegung und Aktualität der reformatorischen Unterscheidung von Geistlichem und Weltlichem

[Reformation – State – Religion. The Foundation and Topicality of the Reformation's Distinction between the Divine and the Secular.]

2017. XV, 289 pages.
29,00 €
sewn paper
ISBN 978-3-16-155217-5
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Published in German.
Peter Unruh analyses the fundamental distinction that was made between the divine and the secular by the Reformation's most important protagonists (Luther, Melanchthon, Zwingli and Calvin), whilst also scrutinising the further development of this two-kingdoms doctrine up until the end of state church rule in 1918, and its significance for current constitutional religious law.
The relationship between state and religion is a key theme in state and constitutional theory. Peter Unruh analyses the fundamental distinction that was made between the divine and the secular by the Reformation's most important protagonists (Luther, Melanchthon, Zwingli and Calvin), whilst also scrutinising the further development of this two-kingdoms doctrine following the peace settlements of 1555 and 1648 up until the end of state church rule in 1918. Furthermore, the author examines the significance of the distinction for constitutional religious law within basic law as well as current state and constitutional theory. Alongside the intellectual history and historical-constitutional reconstruction comes the insight that the Reformation's distinction between the divine and the secular is of prevailing and lasting importance for defining the relationship between state and religion.
Authors/Editors

Peter Unruh Geboren 1965; 1993 Promotion; 2001 Habilitation; Präsident des Landeskirchenamtes der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche in Norddeutschland und apl. Professor für Öffentliches Recht, Europarecht und Rechtsphilosophie an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Zeitzeichen — 2017, Heft 10, S. 63 (Friedrich Seven)
In: http://www.religion-weltanschauung-recht.de — https://religion-weltanschauung-recht.net (8/2017) (Georg Neureither)