The Bondage of the Will (Google eBook)

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Digireads.com Publishing, Jan 1, 2010 - Religion
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Written in 1525 in response to the writings of Erasmus, "The Bondage of the Will" conveys Luther's beliefs on the issue of free will during the Protestant Reformation. Because of the fall of man, he debates with Erasmus on whether or not human beings are free to decide on good or evil. He asserts in this well written and uniquely styled work that we are incapacitated by sin, and human beings must rely on the complete sovereignty of God to redeem us and bring about our salvation. Because man is dictated by Satan, he must be saved entirely by God, and this liberation should lead to the service of God. Considered a masterpiece of Reformation literature, Luther's writing is a combination of deep theological thought with a gentle humor and a refreshing directness. Because of its primary position in Reformation doctrine, "The Bondage of the Will" is a vital link in understanding the ideas of Luther and his place in the Christian tradition.
  

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User Review  - Stormrev1 - LibraryThing

Crisp convincing arguments De Servo Arbitrio by Martin Luther records the debate between Luther and Erasmus, in one of the earliest pieces of Reformation literature and one of the best known ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rev. Don W. Robertson - Christianbook.com

This book and translation is excellent. Martin Luther lays the foundation for the Protestant doctrine of the total inability of the Will to believe in Christ outside of God's enabling grace. It gives ... Read full review

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DISCUSSION
52
SECOND PART
85
THIRD PART
137
MARTIN LUTHERS JUDGMENT OF ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAM
167
MARTIN LUTHER TO NICOLAS ARMSDOFF CONCERNING ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAM
168
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