Zwei Schwerter – Zwei Reiche 978-3-16-148585-5 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Volker Mantey

Zwei Schwerter – Zwei Reiche

Martin Luthers Zwei-Reiche-Lehre vor ihrem spätmittelalterlichen Hintergrund

[Two Swords – Two Kingdoms. Martin Luther's Doctrine of Two Kingdoms against its Late Medieval Backdrop.]

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There is still some apprehension among Protestants about determining the relationship between church and state with the help of Luther's doctrine of two kingdoms. One of the reasons for this is that up to now Luther's historical qualifications had not been studied sufficiently. Volker Mantey closes this gap by examining the late medieval history of the tradition of Luther's doctrine of two kingdoms.
There is still some apprehension among Protestants about determining the relationship between church and state with the help of Luther's doctrine of two kingdoms. One of the reasons for this is that up to now Luther's historical qualifications had not been studied sufficiently. Volker Mantey closes this gap by examining the late medieval history of the tradition of Luther's doctrine of two kingdoms. He does so by analyzing the doctrine of two swords from 1300 on, looking at its significance for the relationship between church and state. It was used not only to support the papal claim to worldly supremacy but also to create a distance to the Pope and to maintain a worldly independence.
Authors/Editors

Volker Mantey ist Lehrbeauftragter für Kirchengeschichte am Institut für Evangelische Theologie an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Zeitschr.f.Histor.Forschung — 34 (2007), S. 141–143 (Volker Leppin)
In: Sixteenth Century Journal — 39 (2008), S. 274–275 (Markus Wriedt)
In: Zeitschr.f.Bayer.Kirchengeschichte — 75 (2006), S. 301–305 (Wolfgang Simon)
In: Nederlands Dagblad — 20. Mai 2005, S.7 (Prof.H.J. Selderhuis)
In: Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte — 35 (2006), S. 28 (Kaufmann)
In: FAZ – Redaktion NSB — 2. November 2005, Nr.255, S.40 (Hermut Löhr)
In: Geschichte in Wissenschaft und Unterricht — 60 (2009), S. 240–255 (Heinz Schilling)
In: Revue d'histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses — 86 (2006), S. 547 (M. Arnold)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 132 (2007), S. 63–65 (Christian Polke)
In: Theologische Revue — 104 (2008), S. 297–298 (Susanne Schuster)