Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Theodore Graebner


To sketch the influence of scholasticism and of the scholastics on Luther would require much more time for research than is possible for this paper. Moreover, even to make a selection of scholastics and to determine all the points in which they influenced the hero of the Reformation would call for a greater opus than this pretends to be. It is my purpose, therefore, to consider three scholastics only, namely, Occam, Biel, and Gerson, and to take cognizance of just a few of the ways in which their teachings had an effect on the life and teachings of him whom God chose as His instrument through whom we might be permitted to have His Word in its truth and purity.

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