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Both editors appended critical introductions. On the copious literature on Ranke and Luther see Fuchs, “Ranke und Luther,” Lutherjahrbuch 45 (1978): 80–1, n. 2. , Leipzig, 1875–1900), 51/52: 589–90. , Festschrift für Gerhard Ritter zu seinem 60. Geburtstag (Tübingen, 1950), 304; cf. Hinrichs, Ranke und die Geschichtstheologie der Goethezeit (Göttingen, 1954), 112–3. 5 The bedrock of Ranke’s thinking remained theological. The human drama was God’s. “I believed unconditionally,” as he recalled of these years.
This kind of interpretation would be strongly supported by research on the gute Policey (law and order), which has recently shown that their intention was not to discipline people but, on the contrary, to secure ‘good order’ because this was the desire of the people of Paris or of villages like Woringen near Memmingen, or of Strasbourg. The Reformation has always been an important point of reference for the interpretation of modernity and for the self-assurance of a modern civil society, both in historical scholarship and in all historically oriented social sciences.
But one may anticipate its main trajectory, if this book should prove to be the fermata of a lifework. It is possible that he will present us with a societas civilis cum imperio which sees the state acting as a convenient but not necessarily essential framework, yet expanding its societas civilis with a religio civilis. Civil spirit is civil religion, and vice versa. It is not 4 Heinrich Richard Schmidt, Dorf und Religion. Reformierte Sittenzucht in Berner Landgemeinden der Frühen Neuzeit (Quellen und Forschungen zur Agrargeschichte 41), (StuttgartJena-New York: G.