Peterson, Rebecca C.
About the author: Dr. Rebecca C. Peterson holds her MA and PhD from the University of North Texas. She is currently Associate Professor of History at Graceland University, Iowa.2001 0-7734-7457-9
This study analyzes Martin Luther’s view of the state, supported by his theology and his view of human nature, as it was incorporated in the educational system of early modern Germany. This view of the state and the individual’s relationship to the state remained an internal part of the German educational system in the north and continued to have a demonstrable impact on later German intellectuals: Leopold von Ranke, Johann Gottfried Herder, Georg W. F. Hegel, and Wilhelm Dilthey.