Concordia Theological Monthly

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De Servo Arbitrio

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bondage of the will, luther, grace, arbitrio, atherton, calvinism, salvation, human will

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


A review of this book in the Concordia Theological Monthly does not call for a discussion of its contents. De Servo Arbitrio has been sufficiently reviewed along those lines for the past four hundred years. Since its publication in 1525 it has stood in the forefront of theological discussion. Luther himself reviewed it in 1537 and wrote to Wolfgang Fabricius Capito: "I am much averse to having a collection of my books published and do not care to lend a hand to it; rather would I, impelled by a Saturnian craving, have them all destroyed. For I do not recognize any of them as fully expressing my thoughts, with the possible exception of the Bondage of the Will and the Catechism."


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Psalm 30:5; Psalm 36:7; Matthew 11:28; Matthew 23:37; Romans 9:20; Romans 11:23; Ezekiel 18:23; 1 Timothy 6:16; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:2; Psalm 107:20;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars