Luther and the Justifiability of Resistance to Legitimate Authority

  title={Luther and the Justifiability of Resistance to Legitimate Authority},
  author={C. Bowman},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  • C. Bowman
  • Published 1979
  • Sociology
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
  • The works of Martin Luther and of other early Protestant writers are often completely neglected by students and scholars of political thought in this country. If his period is considered at all, Luther is generally dealt with cursorily, as a stepping-stone to Calvin and the Huguenots, essential to political and intellectual history but not very interesting in his own right. The impression frequently given is that Luther was a latter-day Augustine in his views of secular authority, endorsing its… CONTINUE READING
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