Living Lutheran: 'Thy kingdom come'

Martin Luther believed God is at work in the world in and through the created world and through the gospel. This has often been known as Luther’s “two kingdoms” doctrine, but Lutheran theologians today say the “kingdom” language can be confusing and misleading. The August Living Lutheran cover story explores the distinctions between the spiritual authority of the gospel and the earthly authority. It also covers the history of this doctrine and what it means for Lutherans today.

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