The Bondage of the will

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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. This edition includes a biographical afterword.
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Erasmus, Desiderius, -- -1536. -- De libero arbitrio diatribe
Erasmus, Desiderius, -- d. 1536. -- De libero arbitrio diatribe
Free will and determinism
Free will and determinism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Grace (Theology)
Justification (Christian theology) -- Early works to 1800
title_displayThe Bondage of the will
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The bondage of the will [electronic resource] Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.
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Erasmus, Desiderius
Free will and determinism
Grace (Theology)
Justification (Christian theology)
Religious aspects