Prompt: You have now read the works of two great intellectuals, Luther and Erasmus, whose
attitudes represent the underpinnings of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, which led to
the deaths of many Europeans. You have also read the law passed by one polity that actively
avoided state-level violence between Christians from different sects. Briefly explore how these
moral/doctrinal and legal documents could coexist in the same societies. How could secular law
quash religious violence? What would Martin Luther or Erasmus say about this?
It's a response paper to the Warsaw Confederation and "Erasmus and Luther, Discourse
onfreewill" (https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/4318/ff6f297d5fe96224fa4d89cd6fb3c9c0608b.pdf )