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Luther's Works, Volume 45: Christian in Society II

Luther's Works, Volume 45

Christian in Society II

Martin Luther (Author), Walther I. Brandt (Editor)


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In the eleven treatises comprising this volume, it is of extraordinary interest to note how the foremost exponent of evangelical ethics interprets the dictates of love in the concrete circumstances of his time. A Christian's behavior is determined more by the situation in which he finds himself than by any fixed and final ethical formulations or codes of moral conduct.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780800603458
  • Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25
  • Publication Date January 1, 1962

Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface
Introduction to Volume 45

The Persons Related by Consanguinity and Affinity who Are Forbidden to Marry According to the Scriptures, Leviticus 18, 1522

The Estate of Marriage, 1522

A Sincere Admonition by Martin Luther to All Christians to Guard Against Insurrection and Rebellion, 1522

Temporal Authority: To What Extent it Should be Obeyed, 1523

An Exhortation to the Knights of the Teutonic Order That They Lay Aside False Chastity and Assume the True Chastity of Wedlock, 1523

Ordinance of a Common Chest, Preface, 1523

Fraternal Agreement on the Common Chest of the Entire Assembly at Leisnig

That Jesus Christ Was Born a Jew, 1523

Trade and Usury, 1524

Exposition of Psalm 127, for the Christians at Riga in Livonia, 1524

To the Councilmen of All Cities in Germany That They Establish and Maintain Christian Schools, 1524

That Parents Should Neither Compel nor Hinder the Marriage of Their Children and That Children Should Not Become Engaged Without Their Parents' Consent, 1524