Kerry Reese

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

John Johnson

Scripture References in this Resource

Genesis 1:31; 1 Corinthians 1:23; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 John 1:8; 1 John 3:9; 1 Samuel 2:6; Galatians 1:10; Galatians 4:8; Galatians 4:9; Galatians 5:14; Galatians 5:2; Genesis 1:28; Genesis 6:5; Genesis 8:21; John 1:12-13; John 15:20; Psalm 116:11; Romans 1:21; Romans 2:15; Romans 3:20


The purpose of this thesis is not to speculate regarding where this writer thinks Luther would stand today in the midst of the battles fought to give ratio its proper place in Christian theology. Instead, this writer finds merit in the practices of the Augustinian scholars of Luther's day, allowing an author's writings to speak for themselves when presenting another's point of view on a given subject.6That shall be the attempt of the following pages: to permit the primary sources themselves the opportunity to speak out on the topic of Luther's concept of the proper use of reason in knowing truths about God, and man's relationship to Him.

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