Luther and Erasmus: Free Will and Salvation

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Ernest Gordon Rupp, Philip Saville Watson
Westminster John Knox Press, 1969 - Religion - 348 pages
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This volume includes the texts of Erasmus's 1524 diatribe against Luther,De Libero Arbitrio, and Luther's violent counterattack,De Servo Arbitrio. E. Gordon Rupp and Philip Watson offer commentary on these texts as well.

Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works--each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century--contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries.

  

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Review: Luther and Erasmus: Free Will and Salvation (Library of Christian Classics)

User Review  - Joseph Sverker - Goodreads

This is a great edition to have the two essential texts on the question of free choice in one and the same volume with a good introduction. Even though Luther points out that he is no learned man in ... Read full review

Review: Luther and Erasmus: Free Will and Salvation (Library of Christian Classics)

User Review  - Sean Higgins - Goodreads

More than fantastic! First read this at Milligan College in a 16th century Reformation class. Of the six students, I was the only one, along with the professor, in agreement with Luther. Great ... Read full review

Contents

PREFATORY OBSERVATIONS
35
INTRODUCTION TO THE DISPUTATION
42
Works and Faith
49
Other Words of Christ
59
EXAMINATION OF LUTHERS ARGUMENTS IN H1s Assertio
74
EPILOGUE
85
INTRODUCTION
101
Divine Necessity and the Human Will
139
Will Secret
200
The Ques
208
DEFENSE OF ARGUMENTS AGAINST FREE CHOICE
219
REBUTTAL OF ERASMUS CRITIQUE OF THE Assertio
263
A DISPLAY OF THE FORCES ON LUTHERS SIDE
292
the Law
302
Free Choice Is of the World the Flesh
319
CONCLUSION
332

Mens Sight
154
REFUTATION OF ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT OF FREE CHOICE
169

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About the author (1969)

E. Gordon Ruppwas Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Cambridge in England. Rupp also served as President of the British Methodist Church in 1969.

Phillip S. Watsonhas served as Professor of Systematic Theology at Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.

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