Author: Matt Ley

Matt Ley recently finished a summer internship in the Office of the Presiding Bishop of the ELCA researching the concept of “bound conscience.” He is currently taking a break from his studies and his Master of Divinity degree program to do some writing and pursue other interests.

Luther’s Understanding of the Bound Conscience

[1] Much work has been done on Martin Luther’s use of the term “conscience”1 and how the meaning of this concept has developed over the years. Journal for Lutheran Ethics has participated in this conversation.2 Its studies have ranged in their approaches, some try to systematize Luther’s views, others look into his thematic uses of […]