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Tuesday, March 5 • 10:45 - 12:45
#5/168 – Martin Luther on Church, Society and Power

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The reformations, initiated by Martin Luther, changed the church and the society over 500 years ago, and his theology has been influential to European societies, churches, and theological thinking ever since. Debates on and questions about religious and political power, authority, and hierarchies played a significant role in the Reformation Era, in public spheres as well as in those considered private. Luther actively took part in these discussions. This panel presents perspectives on Luther’s works and writings regarding political and ecclesiastical leaders, power, and authority in the 16th century. The panel is open for papers focusing on Luther’s works on the relations of church, society and power.

• Sini Mikkola (University of Helsinki)

• Sini Mikkola (University of Helsinki) - Bringing down the powerful: Luther against the elector of Brandenburg
• Tapio Leinonen (University of Helsinki) - Luther on just and fair leadership
• Kirsi Stjerna (California Lutheran University) - Luther and the Jews: issues of power


Sini Mikkola

University of Helsinki

Tapio Leinonen

University of Helsinki

Kirsi Stjerna

California Lutheran University

  • Language English
  • Language English