Kingdom of the Left: Luther on Temporal Authority

by Rev. Aaron Moldenhauer Election day in the United States is near, providing a good occasion to consider temporal authority. Since the twentieth century, Lutherans have spoken about a “two-kingdoms” doctrine to work out the relationship between church and state.[1] Martin Luther, living before this vocabulary developed, worked with concepts of “two governments” or “two … Continue reading Kingdom of the Left: Luther on Temporal Authority