Bondage of the Will, The
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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As Christ distinguished the Spirit from the flesh, saying: 'That which is born of the
flesh is flesh', and adds that what is born of the flesh 'cannot see the kingdom of
God', it obviously follows that whatever is flesh is ungodly, under God's wrath, ...
taught by this passage to recognise that when they assert 'freewill' they are
denying Christ. For if I obtain the grace of God by my own endeavour, what need
have I of the grace of Christ for the receiving of my grace ? When I have the grace
Hence, so long as it is ignorant of Christ and does not believe on Him, it can will
and attempt no good thing, but necessarily serves that sin of which it is ignorant.
To sum up: Since Scripture everywhere proclaims Christ categorically and ...
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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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HISTORICAL AND THEOLOGICAL INTRODUCTION
Luther to 1517
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