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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)
The purpose of this thesis is to explore the relationship between Luther and this disparate radical element of the reformation. For this purpose we must distinguish between two aspects of the Radical Movement. Luther was forced to relate himself to Evangelical Radicalism as a historical phenomenon. This aspect of the relationship will be discussed in Chapter II of the thesis. Of greater importance is the theological relationship between Luther and Radicalism. Here we are concerned with a tendency rather than with a Historical group. While this tendency found expression in a historical group, it was also present in some of Luther’s associates, in the medieval Roman Church, and in Zwingli. The theological conflict between Luther and the radical tendency; will be discussed in chapters III and IV. The relationship between Luther and the radicals poses a particular problem concerning the origin of the radical sects. This problem will be discussed in Chapter V.
Bouman, Walter L., "Luther and Evangelical Radicalism" (1954). Bachelor of Divinity. 408.
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