Bondage of the Will, The

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Baker Publishing Group, Apr 1, 1990 - Religion - 322 pages
'The Bondage of the Wills' is fundamental to an understanding of the primary doctrine of the reformation. In these pages, Luther gives extensive treatment to what he saw as the heart of the gospel.

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First published in late 1525, this work represents Luther's fullest treatment on the issue of "free will." Luther interacts with his contemporary, Erasmus of Rotterdam, considering the nature of human ... Read full review

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Martin Luther (1483, 1546) was a German monk, a theologian and church reformer, he is considered to be the founder of Protestantism. Luther was a professor of Bible at the University of Wittenberg when he posted his famous 95 Theses (1517). In addition to writing many books, Luther translated the Bible into German. Luther believed that salvation was only by faith in Jesus, unmediated by the church. He challenged papal authority by emphasing the Bible as the only source of religious authority and believed the church to be a priesthood of all believers.These ideas helped to inspire the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization. He married Katharina von Bora thus initiating the practice of clerical marriage within Protestantism.- Publisher.

J. I. Packer is Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also serves as contributing editor to Christianity Today. Packer's writings include books such as Knowing God (IVP Books), A Quest for Godliness (Crossway), Growing in Christ (Crossway) and Rediscovering Holiness (Servant), and numerous articles published in journals such as Churchman, SouthWestern Journal, Christianity Today, Reformation & Revival Journal and Touchstone.

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