Date of Award

6-1-1954

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)

Department

Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Lewis Spitz

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

Romans 11:33-34; 1 Kings 44:2; Ephesians 1:4-5; Romans 8:31ff; Exodus 15:16; Romans 10:14; Mark 1:15; Mark 16:15-16; John 6:63; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Galatians 1:15; Luke 24:47; John 3:16; John 1:29; John 6:51; 1 John 1:7; 1 John 2:2; Matthew 11:28; Romans 11:32; 2 Peter 3:9; Romans 10:12; Romans 3:22; John 6:40; 1 Timothy 2:4; Ezekiel 18:23, 32; Romans 3:28; Galatians 2:16; 1 Corinthians 2:6-9;

Abstract

Only Saint Augustine and Martin Bucer are mentioned, in the paper, in conjunction with Luther and Calvin. · Luther and Calvin are the two men who are to have the spotlight focused upon them. The question is what is their doctrine of predestination? What do they teach and write and think and believe about predestination? Hence the primary purpose of this thesis is to analyze and synthesize Luther's and Calvin's views on predestination, and to compare them with each other. To be correct, we shall have to make a distinction between “Luther's views” and ''Lutheran views," ~ and between “Calvin's ideas” and “Calvinists’ ideas.” The former phrases mean the conceptions set forth by Martin Luther and John Calvin, and the latter expressions cover views held by the Lutheran Church and Calvinists' Church respect1vely. Many think that both of these terms describe identical views. This view is correct in only a general way.

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