Luther’s Two Kingdoms: Links

Martin Luther
Martin Luther

Over the past two weeks I’ve run a series on Luther’s Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms. While there are unquestionably portions of Luther’s ethic which are possibly problematic and have been interpreted poorly (see Nazi Germany), I do think the Two Kingdom’s can serve as a useful mode of thinking in today’s context, as I briefly noted over at Patheos Evangelical. I would love hearing any thoughts on the series and/or Luther’s value for today.

By way of review for this series, below are links to all of the articles from this recent series.

Luther’s Two Kingdoms: Introduction

Luther’s Two Kingdoms: Context

Luther’s Two Kingdoms: Sword and State

Luther’s Two Kingdoms: Applied Ethics?

Luther’s Two Kingdoms: On Temporal Authority

Luther’s Two Kingdoms: Christ and Authority

Luther’s Two Kingdoms: Christian Passivity?

Luther’s Two Kingdoms: Critique

Luther’s Two Kingdoms: Conclusions


Published by Jacob J. Prahlow

Husband of Hayley. Dad of Bree and Judah. Lead pastor at Arise Church. MATS from Saint Louis University, MA from Wake Forest University, BA from Valparaiso University. Theologian and writer here and at Conciliar Post. Find me on social at @pastorjakestl

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