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Captivation of the Will: Luther Vs. Erasmus on Freedom and Bondage

Captivation of the Will Luther Vs Erasmus on Freedom and Bondage The Captivation of the Will provocatively revisits a perennial topic of controversy human free will Highly esteemed Lutheran thinker Gerhard O Forde cuts to the heart of the subject by reexamining the

  • Title: Captivation of the Will: Luther Vs. Erasmus on Freedom and Bondage
  • Author: Gerhard O. Forde Steven D. Paulson James Arne Nestingen
  • ISBN: 9780802829061
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Captivation of the Will provocatively revisits a perennial topic of controversy human free will Highly esteemed Lutheran thinker Gerhard O Forde cuts to the heart of the subject by reexamining the famous debate on the will between Luther and Erasmus Following a substantial introduction by James A Nestingen that brings to life the historical background of the debaThe Captivation of the Will provocatively revisits a perennial topic of controversy human free will Highly esteemed Lutheran thinker Gerhard O Forde cuts to the heart of the subject by reexamining the famous debate on the will between Luther and Erasmus Following a substantial introduction by James A Nestingen that brings to life the historical background of the debate, Forde thoroughly explores Luther s Bondage of the Will and the dispute between Erasmus and Luther that it reflects In the process of exposing this debate s enduring significance for Christians, Forde highlights its central arguments about Scripture, God, the will, and salvation in Christ Luther recognized that the only solution for humans bound by sin is the forgiveness that comes from Christ alone Convinced that this insight represents the heart of the Christian gospel, Forde concludes with ten sermons that proclaim the message of salvation through Christ alone while elegantly relating theological inquiry to everyday life.

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    1 thought on “Captivation of the Will: Luther Vs. Erasmus on Freedom and Bondage

    1. This book started out great. It was doing a great job of summarizing the issues in this debate. However as it went on it was less helpful. A couple of good quotes:"We are, indeed, willing beings. But the point is that we are not free. unless the Spirit of God enters into the matter, the will goes badly. Indeed, to attribute a 'free' will to humans is not just a logical mistake, it is ultimately blasphemy. For God is the only one who could be said to have free will." (55)"If salvation is reputed [...]

    2. The book, ���The Captivation of the Will,��� was written by Gerhard O. Forde to give a bird���s eye view of the reformation discussion between Luther and Erasmus on the subject of the will. While Forde does not go into an intense and long length discussion, he rather tries to paint a picture of the theological and psychological environment using broad strokes. At the heart of the debate between Erasmus and Luther was obviously the understanding of the will. Is the will free or [...]

    3. The book, “The Captivation of the Will,” was written by Gerhard O. Forde to give a bird’s eye view of the reformation discussion between Luther and Erasmus on the subject of the will. While Forde does not go into an intense and long length discussion, he rather tries to paint a picture of the theological and psychological environment using broad strokes. At the heart of the debate between Erasmus and Luther was obviously the understanding of the will. Is the will free or bound? That was th [...]

    4. Theologian explains how Luther called Erasmus on his bullshit theories about humans' relationship to free will and God.

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