luther, erasmus, henry viii, faith, rome, grace, justification
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Luther's opposition to the Church of Rome was welcomed by many leaders in Church and State who had long chafed under the yoke of Popery. One of these leaders was the renowned Humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam. Yet Erasmus, like so many others, had not grasped the fundamental principles of Luther's Reformation. In the articulus stantis et cadentis ecclesiae, that of justification by grace, through faith, without works, Erasmus remained a good Romanist. For many years he refused to take up his pen against Luther in spite of urgent requests and demands on the part of Rome. Finally he yielded.
History of Christianity
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"Erasmus on Luther,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 9, Article 69.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol9/iss1/69