The Two Kingdoms Distinction: An Analysis with Suggestion

James Arne Nestingen

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1999

Issue: Religion and Politics (Vol. 19, No 3, Summer, 1999)

There is no doctrine of the two kingdoms in the Lutheran confessions. The distinction, when care is taken to avoid abuse, can help us understand what it is to be "in but not of the world."

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