Lutheran Reformation And the Law

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Virpi Mäkinen
BRILL, 2006 - Religion - 270 pages
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The volume provides new evidence of how the legal ideas of the Lutheran Reformation were put into practice, especially in the Nordic countries, and how they worked in the history of law. Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden forming the largest Lutheran area in the world, this lacuna is considerable.The first part of the book deals with the legal, theological and philosophical thought of the reformers. The second part examines the impact of the Reformation on particular aspects of legal reform, especially marriage and criminal law and the law on poor relief in the Northern Europe.The study is based on interdisciplinary research by theologians and legal historians.Contributors include: Kaarlo Arffman, Pekka Kärkkäinen, Mia Korpiola, Virpi Mäkinen, Heikki Pihlajamäki, Antti Raunio, Risto Saarinen, and Reijo Työrinoja.
 

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Contents

Lutheran Reformation and the Law in Recent Scholarship
1
Divine and Natural Law in Luther and Melanchthon
21
Right and Dominion in Luthers Thought and Its Medieval
63
Nominalist Psychology and the Limits of Canon Law in Late
93
Remarks on the Ideal Community
111
The Example
131
Criminal Law and the Lutheran
171
A Historical and Legal
205
Sources and Bibliography
231
IndexofNames
251
IndexofSubjects
259
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Virpi Mäkinen, D. Theol. (1999) in Theological Ethics and Philosophy of Religion, University of Helsinki, is Fellow in Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and Lecturer (on leave) in Theological and Social Ethics in Faculty of Theology. Her main publication is Property Rights in the Late Medieval Discussion on Franciscan Poverty (Peeters, 2001).