On Secular Governance: Lutheran Perspectives on Contemporary Legal Issues

Author(s): Ronald W. Duty (Editor); Marie A. Failinger (Editor)

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This volume puts forth an unprecedented, distinctive Lutheran take on the intersection of law and religion in our society today. On Secular Governance gathers the collaborative reflections of legal and theological scholars on a range of subjects — women's issues, property law and the environment, immigration reform, human trafficking, church-state questions, and more — all addressed from uniquely Lutheran points of view. Contributors: Svend Andersen Robert Benne Ibrahim Bitrus James M. Childs Jr. Wanda Deifelt Ronald W. Duty Marie A. Failinger Mary Gaebler Patrick R. Keifert Morten Kjaer Susan R. Martyn Richard J. Perry Jr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez M. Kirsi Stjerna John R. Stumme Victor Thasiah W. Bradley Wendel


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"What Ronald Duty and Marie Failinger have accomplished has never been done before! Until now, Lutherans have remained largely absent from the vigorous, interdisciplinary field of law and religion. Together for the first time, Lutheran authorities in the fields of secular law and Christian theology explore how classic Lutheran themes offer wisdom for contemporary legal questions. This volume will surely kindle future engagement." – Gary Simpson

"The political theology of Martin Luther continues to have a tremendous effect on the political imagination of the West. At last we have a volume that examines pressing issues at the intersection of law and morality — religious freedom, racism, climate change, restorative justice — through the realistic and creative lens of Lutheran thought. The insights provided by this distinguished interdisciplinary group of authors are of broad and ecumenical relevance." – Cathleen Kaveny

General Fields

  • : 9780802872289
  • : Eerdmans
  • : Eerdmans
  • : April 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ronald W. Duty (Editor); Marie A. Failinger (Editor)
  • : Paperback
  • : 382