Luther and Erasmus
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Luther and Erasmus Free will and salvation /- by Desiderius Erasmus

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Published by SCM Press in London .
Written in English


  • Free will and determination

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Edition Notes

Statementtr. and ed. E. Gordon Rupp ... [et al.]
SeriesLibrary of Christian classics -- v. 17
ContributionsLuther, Martin, 1483-1546, Watson, Philip Saville, 1909-
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 348 p. ;
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26573728M

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Each scene comes alive with real people. The interesting history holds the reader to the end. Erasmus and Luther come alive in Fatal Discord. The concluding summaries bring the history forward and the balance between the assesments of both Erasmus and Luther illustrate how accessible this whole book is for the modern reader/5(51).   Whereas Luther displayed the courage of his convictions, Erasmus comes off as a self-protective pragmatist, seeking accommodation with the church so as to pursue his life with a minimum of : Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. Erasmus and Luther: The Battle over Free Will edited by Clarence H. Miller, translated by Clarence H. Miller and Peter Macardle. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, Summary: This work is a compilation of the argument between Erasmus and Luther over the place of free will and grace in salvation, excluding most of the supporting exegesis but giving /5. Fatal Discord is surely the only book on either Erasmus or Luther that general readers will ever require. It reads like a lively lecture series in that most beleaguered of university subjects, Western civilization."--Wall Street Journal "Michael Massing, a former executive editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, thinks these theological /5(40).

This volume includes the texts of Erasmus's diatribe against Luther, De Libero Arbitrio, and Luther's violent counterattack, De Servo Arbitrio. E. Gordon Rupp and Philip Watson offer commentary on these texts as well. Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides 4/5(1).   Erasmus, quoted in Lewis Spitz, The Renaissance and Reformation Movements: Vol. I (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, ), Erasmus, “On the Freedom of the Will: A Diatribe or Discourse,” in Luther and Erasmus: Free Will and Salvation, Edited by Gordon Rupp and Philip Watson (Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, ),   Luther and Erasmus is a very important book on the history of the church. It includes Erasmus’ diatribe against Luther, De Libero Arbitrio (On the Freedom of the Will), and Luther’s response De Servo Arbitrio (On the Bondage of the Will).. This was an amazing insight into the early Reformation.   Erasmus was an internationalist who sought to establish a borderless Christian union; Luther was a nationalist who appealed to the patriotism of the German people. Where Erasmus wrote exclusively in Latin, Luther often used the vernacular, the better to reach the common man. Erasmus wanted to educate a learned caste; Luther, to evangelize the masses. .

On the Bondage of the Will (Latin: De Servo Arbitrio, literally, "On Un-free Will", or "Concerning Bound Choice"), by Martin Luther, was published in December It was his reply to Desiderius Erasmus' De libero arbitrio diatribe sive collatio or On Free Will, which had appeared in September as Erasmus' first public attack on issue was whether human Author: Martin Luther. Erasmus () was a few years older than Luther (). The former became a humanist by reading and by travelling a lot to Oxford, Paris and Bologna among other places. He had critical views on Catholic theologians: being trained in scholasticism did not entitle them to define good deeds – necessary to guarantee the salvation of. Review: The ‘Fatal Discord’ of Luther and Erasmus The rivalry between the humanist scholar and the reforming theologian gave rise to two enduring traditions in European thought. Erasmus’ book by contrast is unworthy of one who, Luther concedes, is “a great man, adorned with many of God’s noblest gifts—wit, learning, and .