Author: Myung Su Yang 

Dr. Myung Su Yang is Professor of Christian Studies at Ewha Womans University in South Korea.  The Society for Christian Ethics hosted him as a Global Scholar in January, 2020. At the annual meeting, he presented a paper for SCE titled Luther’s Reformation and His Political and Social Ideas for Korean Church and Society.

A Sketch of Luther’s Political Theology on the Question of Church and State with Reflections concerning the Current Responsibility of the Church in Society

[1] Luther strengthened drastically the role of the individual over the institutions of church and state. This was because Luther located the kingdom of God in each individual’s inner soul, so that the authority of Catholic Church might rapidly decline and that state power could be desacralized. Securing independent interiority, individuals were given opportunity to […]