Concordia Theological Monthly
luther, calvinistic determinism, grace, predestination, melanchthon, calvin, salvation, doctrine, erasmus, de servo arbitrio, bondage, election, free will, st. augustine
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People are saying that De Servo Arbitrio is a dangerous book. We have heard them rail against it, first, because of Luther's teaching on the diacretio personarum, and, secondly, because of his statements concerning the Deus Absconditus. Usually the warning against De Servo Arbitrio takes this third form: It teaches Calviniatic determinism. If this charge is well founded, our book could not serve as a handbook for a course in Lutheran theology. It is therefore necessary to examine this sinister charge at some length.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Romans 1:18; Romans 8:18; Ephesians 2:3; Romans 8:5-8; Romans 8:3; Isaiah 46:10; Matthew 10:29;
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"A Course in Lutheran Theology,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 9, Article 75.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol9/iss1/75