Peter C. Meilaender

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Peter C. Meilaender is Professor of Political Science at Houghton College in New York. He is author of Toward a Theory of Immigration (Palgrave, 2001) and is completing a book on the political thought of Jeremias Gotthelf and a co-edited volume of essays on the Swiss scholar Peter von Matt.

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God and Government: Martin Luther's Political Thought. Jarrett A. Carty. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017.
 
These are good times for Luther scholars, or indeed for anyone interested in the Lutheran heritage.  The 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 saw an outpouring of new work on Luther and his age, from biographies, to studies of the Reformation and its…

The Politics of Gratitude: Scale, Place & Community in a Global Age.  Mark T. Mitchell. Washington D.C.: Potomac Books, 2012.
 
That important elements of the modern world – mobility, an emphasis on profits and utilitarian reasoning, impersonal and bureaucratic forms of social regulations, mass consumer culture, rapid technological change – are in tension with human flourishing is a familiar accusation. Mark…