Toward an Anabaptist Soteriology: An Assessment of the Soteriological Models of Martin Luther, Balthasar Hubmaier, and Leonhard Schiemer In Light of Contemporary Pauline Research

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Master of Theology (Th.M)


Historical Theology


This thesis consists of two major sections. The first section (chapters 1–3) deals with three theologians of the Reformation period, representing some of the founding thought of two different Christian traditions (i.e., Lutheran and Anabaptist). The first chapter will examine the theological background of Martin Luther. Here the influences of nominalism, humanism, and Augustine will be examined to provide a background for Luther’s soteriological formulation. Chapter two will then focus on the details of Luther’s soteriology.


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