Luther's Theology and Ethics, and the Adapted Ministries of the Church, in the COVID Spring, 2020

Jonathan M. Wilson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/5/2021

Issue: Being Church In A Time Of Pandemic (Vol. 41, No 2, Spring, 2021)

In a time of pandemic, what are the obligations of the church, and of those who lead it? Using Martin Luther’s 1527 letter in a time of plague, this article suggests that the church and its leaders must continue their ministries as best as possible, given the necessities of public order and the need to supply the comforts of word and sacrament to those who need them.

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