THESES ON ROMANS 13

Klaus Nürnberger

Abstract


Romans is the text most frequently used to legitimise authoritarian rule. These theses argue that a democratic system is more in line with the intention of Romans 13, because both the sin of the ruled and the rulers are controlled. Under democratic presuppositions Romans 13 legitimises the overthrow of an illegitimate government, subject to the other criteria of the ‘just war’ theory.

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Romans 13; Sin of the ruled; Sin of the rulers; Legitimise authoritarian rule; ‘just war’ theory

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/22-0-1916

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