grace, luther, justification, nominalist, sin, nominalism, occamism, scholastic teaching
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The problem of the relation between Luther and the tradition which derives its name from William of Occam has in our time acquired a new interest. Certain Roman Catholic critics are inclined to ascribe the Reformer's heretical ideas to nominalist influences. According to them nominalism bears within itself a ferment of dissolution; it rejects in a radical manner the fundamental presuppositions of the whole scholastic theology. Is such a view based on an accurate representation of nominalism? This is a question which we cannot answer within the limits of the present article.
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Philippians 2:13; Psalm 32:2;
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"Was Luther a Nominalist?,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 28, Article 31.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol28/iss1/31