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David as Example

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This article analyses the depiction of the biblical king David in M. Luther’s and early Lutheran political thought. Luther drew his images of David primarily from the exegesis of various psalms. For Luther, David’s faith made him the prime Biblical model of a monarch. Lutheran sermons shaped David into an example of good administration. They admonished Lutheran magistrates and princes to support the church and to keep the law, thereby legitimising and limiting secular government and princely rule. The example of David also provided means to criticise unlawful or despotic rule and thereby contributed to the early modern history of freedom.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2018

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  • NTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion (NTT) provides academic articles on varying topics from all theological disciplines, with Dutch, English or German-speaking contributions, four times a year. In addition, there is a range of interesting reviews, which also highlight international books. NTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion is issued by the teachers of the University of Groningen, Leiden University, Utrecht University, the University of Amsterdam, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Faculty of Protestant Theology in Brussels and the Protestant Theological University.
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