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The Monk and the Bard

Nicholas P. Miller

in The Religious Roots of the First Amendment

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199858361
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949724 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858361.003.0002
The Monk and the Bard

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This chapter examines the foundation of Luther’s religious/political thought in conceptions of the priesthood of believers and the right of the common believers to studying the Bible. It traces this idea as undergirding commitments to religious freedom in the thought of early Luther, the Anabaptists, Sebastian Castellio, the England Baptists, and John Milton.

Keywords: Martin Luther; anabaptists; baptists; sebastion castellio; John Milton; theology and politics

Chapter.  14936 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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