We're doing our government discussion for Week 16, and I'm having a tough time answering some of the questions using the online document. For example, I can't find a section which addresses Luther's recommendations for a prince, or whether subjects need to obey when a prince does what is wrong. Is this in the reading?
This was a little frustrating today, because in the teacher's notes are full of quotes from On Secular Authority, and I kept thinking that we could find the quotes in the reading, but many of them aren't there. "There has to be someone to catch the wicked, to accuse them, and execute them, and to protect, acquit, defend and save the good." "They had the same spirit and faith in Christ that we have, and were just as much Christians as we are." "Rest assured that those who avenge themselves and litigate and quarrel in the courts for their goods..." "Christians are neither to employ nor to call on the sword for themselves and in their own concerns." "It is always better that a villain should live than that a just man should be killed." "Secular government has laws that extend no further than the body, goods, and outward, earthly matters."
and a couple more; none of these I can find in the reading.
Once I figured this out, our discussion went much better, though it turned into more of a lecture.
Thanks for this government program! Normally we haven't had any troubles at all.