"This collection brings together lawyers and theologians in the U.S. and Europe to reflect on Lutheran understandings of the political use of the law by secular governments. The book furthers the intellectual conversation about how Lutheran insights can be used to develop jurisprudence and specific solutions to legal issues in which there is strong conflict. It presents the basic theological and interpretive assumptions of the Lutheran tradition as they may inform the creation of legislation and judicial interpretation at local, national and international levels. The authors explore Luthers conception of the foundations of modern secular law and understanding of vocation. The work discusses the application of Lutheran theological principles to contemporary issues such as the war on terror, native land rights, property law, family law, church and state, medical experimentation, and the criminal law of rape, providing ethical insights for lawyers and lawmakers."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
part, I Our secular age chapter 1 The contribution of law to the secularization of politics Impulses from Luther's doctrine of the two regimes / Stefan Heuser part, II Lutheran theology and legal philosophy chapter 2 Legal positivism in Lutheran ethics / Carl-Henric Grenholm chapter 3 Antinomianism-the "Lutheran" heresy / Paul R. Hinlicky part, III The individual and the state chapter 4 Separability as distinction The individual subject of the civil law / Michael J. Kessler chapter 5 Luther and Machiavelli-the human subject, religion and the state / Michael Reid Trice chapter 6 Luther's two strategies and political advocacy Law, righteousness, reason, will, and works in their civil use / Craig L. Nessan chapter 7 A case for toleration Religious exemptions, conscientious objection, and the public good / H. David Baer part, IV International law and human rights chapter 8 Liberation, law and proleptic dignity / Ted Peters chapter 9 U.S. war-culture, the post-9/11 "unlawful alien combatant," and "Peace in God's World" / Kelly Denton-Borhaug part, V Domestic legal issues chapter 10 Economic justice and the seventh commandment Reformation-era insights / Mary Jane Haemig chapter 11 The Doctrine of Discovery in American Indian law A Lutheran theological critique 1 / Ronald W. Duty chapter 12 For the woman who yelled 'Fire!' in my backyard Rape law and Lutheran theology / Mary J. Streufert chapter 13 Re-creating the law of the family A Lutheran perspective / Marie A. Failinger Patrick R. Keifert part, VI Professionals, law and neighbor-love chapter 14 Professional responsibility, informed consent, and neighbor love in cancer trials Theological, ethical, and legal dimensions / Deanna A. Thompson chapter 15 Role morality, dirty hands, and the theology of vocation / W. Bradley Wendel.