Luther, Erasmus, and the Reformation a Catholic-Protestant reappraisal

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  • Luther, Martin, 1483-1546 -- Congresses.,
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Statementedited by John C. Olin, James D. Smart, Robert E. McNally.
ContributionsOlin, John C., Smart, James D., McNally, Robert E.
LC ClassificationsBR300 .L87 1982
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Paginationx, 150 p. ;
Number of Pages150
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Open LibraryOL3495500M
ISBN 100313236526
LC Control Number82015500

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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).

While so much of Michael Massings Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind is concentrated on the evolution of Christian thought during the Protestant Reformation, my attention kept being diverted to the strange and cataclysmic impact publishing had on European polity during the period/5.

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, ),   In the process, the two great reformist movements of their day — the Renaissance, embodied in Erasmus, and the Reformation, embodied in Luther — were torn : Rebecca Newberger Goldstein.

Martin Luther used the second edition to translate the New Testament into German in Ulrich Zwingli visited Erasmus in Basel while the first edition was being printed, used his copy for most of his own preaching, and reckoned himself an Erasmian until his death in.

Get this from a library. Luther, Erasmus, and the Reformation; a Catholic-Protestant reappraisal. [John C Olin; James D Smart; Robert E McNally; Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.); Fordham University.;] -- Essays presented at a conference held Oct.and sponsored by Union Theological Seminary and Fordham University.

Erasmus loaded the cannon that Luther fired. The greatest scholar of his day, Erasmus rammed two shots into the barrel of the Reformation. The first shot was a satire titled, The Praise of Folly, which poked fun at the errors of Christian Europe.

For example, Erasmus reminded his readers that Peter said to the Lord, "We have left everything for you.". 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).

Desiderius Erasmus and Martin Luther, though they never met in person, were articulate in their assessments of each other Each, in opposing the other, clarified his own point of view. In the process, the two great reformist movements of their day—the Renaissance, embodied in Erasmus, and the Reformation, embodied in Luther—were torn : HarperCollins Publishers.

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 Erasmus traditions in European thought.

Early in the Reformation many saw Martin Luther as another Erasmus. But while Luther was a man of vocation and committed to his duty to teach the Word of God, Erasmus was a man of freedom and independence, who was released from his monastic vows by the pope.

Erasmus’ influence waned, as Luther became more popular. 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 the gist of the argument/5.

Martin Luther is credited with initiating the split in Christianity that came to be called the Protestant Reformation. But don't count out Erasmus, an early proponent of similarly radical ideas. Both Erasmus and Luther wrote voluminously; Massing appears to have read and digested all of it and he does a brilliant job in transmitting his reading to us.

He also leavens his book with : Peter Flom. Luther, Erasmus, and the Bondage of the Will (1) This article first appeared in the Octo issue of the Standard Bearer (vol, No.2) in a special Reformation issue on Martin Luther and was written by Prof.

Russell Dykstra, professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary.5/5(2). The next year,Luther responded with a book that solidified the divide, and one that would become a most famous treatment of the issue in centuries to come.

The book was titled De servo arbitrio, or The Bondage of the Will, a title meant to counter Erasmus’s elevation of the will and its power of contrary choice. The Bondage of the Will. Introduction / Robert E. McNally --The problem of authority in the age of the Reformation / Roland H.

Bainton --The Reformation: a Catholic reappraisal / Robert E. McNally --The "Catholic" Luther / Wilhelm Pauck --The essential Luther / John T. McDonough --Luther and the princes / Hajo Holborn --The Reformation and the urban social classes in.

Erasmus lived against the backdrop of the growing European religious Reformation, but while he was critical of the abuses within the Catholic church and called for reform, he kept his distance from Luther and Melanchthon and continued to recognize the authority of the pope, emphasizing a middle path with a deep respect for traditional faith.

The book compiled here, edited by Ernst Winter, is a glimpse into the minds of these two influential 's editing is a bit suspect, as Erasmus enjoys the first 94 pages while Luther receives only the fi but this really gives Erasmus more time to make a fool of himself/5(5).

Luther is somewhat overbearing at times in his responses to Erasmus, but this simply helps the reader to understand Luther's personality a little better (he had a very head strong personality).

If you are studying the issue of predestination, free will, etc. and you have not read this book, then you are not getting a well rounded view of all 5/5(5).

Das Wesen der Religion nach Erasmus und Luther Vortrag / by: Walter, Johannes von, Published: () Luther, Erasmus, and the Reformation; a. Luther and Justification in the Reformation. The basic elements and concerns of the Reformation doctrine of justification were set by Martin Luther () whose personal struggles with the question of how he, a sinner, could stand before a holy God, combined with his academic studies of the book of Romans and the Psalms, and his pastoral concerns over the apparent detachment of God’s.

Basically Erasmus encouraged people to read Luther's writings and wanted people like Luther to express their views as part of a liberalized acceptance of human opinion under a humanistic tolerance. Luther on the other hand would have loved the support of a respected academic such as Erasmus if he could only make him his disciple.

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(41).

Erasmus played an important role in providing some of the intellectual foundations for the Reformers' attacks on the Church. Though Erasmus never became a Protestant himself, he certainly made an. In the 16th century, Erasmus was one of the most celebrated figures in Europe - a man of such vast learning that both royalty and universities petitioned for his services.

In this very readable biography, a noted scholar traces Erasmus’s youth, his years as an itinerant scholar, sojourns in England, France, Switzerland, and Italy, friendship with Sir Thomas More, and disputes with Martin Luther.5/5(1). Martin Luther, O.S.A. (/ ˈ l uː θ ər /; German: [ˈmaʁtiːn ˈlʊtɐ]; 10 November – 18 February ) was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, Augustinian monk, and a seminal figure in the Protestant was ordained to the priesthood in He came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church; in particular, he disputed the Born: 10 NovemberEisleben, County of.

At the time of the Reformation, many hoped Martin Luther and Erasmus could unite against the errors of the Roman Catholic Church. Luther himself was tempted to unite with Erasmus because Erasmus was a great Renaissance scholar who. Massing manages to juggle the complicated biographies and life work of both Erasmus and Luther while giving the reader a well-written, comprehensive background of pre-Reformation theology.

(Feb.). InErasmus began to turn away from Luther’s teaching after reading An Assertion of All the Articles of Martin Luther Condemned by the Latest Bull of Leo X. For years, he tried to distance himself from Luther quietly, but bywhen Henry VIII called for him to write against Luther, Erasmus could no longer be a bystander on the.

Luther and Erasmus: Scholastic Humanism and the Reformation (Text) Originally published in Concordia Theological Quarterly Volume: 46 Number: 2 inp.

This text is. This volume includes the texts of Erasmus's diatribe against Luther, De Libero Arbitrio, and Luther's violent counterattack, De Servo Arbitrio.

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 scholars and students with 4/5(1).

His book by that name, The Bondage of the Will, published inwas an answer to Erasmus’s book, The Freedom of the Will. Luther regarded this one book of his — The Bondage of the Will — as his “best theological book, and the only one in.

At the time of the Reformation, many hoped Martin Luther and Erasmus could unite against the errors of the Roman Catholic Church. Luther himself was tempted to unite with Erasmus because Erasmus was a great Renaissance scholar who studied the classics and the Greek New Testament.

The Bondage of the Will, Martin Luther. Translated by J. Packer and O.R. Johnston. Revell Publishers,pages. The Bondage of the Will was the shot heard around the world during the Reformation of the sixteenth century.

Unfortunately, almost years after the Reformation, most of the beneficiaries of the Reformation have never heard of or read this crucial book. the impact of the book on the Reformation (and perhaps less obviously, the 1 As an introduction to this enormous literature, Mark J. Edwards, Printing, propaganda and Martin Luther (Berkeley, ); Jean-Francois Gilmont, ed., The Reformation and the book, trans.

Karin Maag (Aldershot, ). The 3rd edition of Frederic Seebohm‘s book on John Colet, Erasmus and Thomas More is now available for download in PDF. This material is in the Public Domain.

Frederic Seebohm [], The Oxford Colet, Erasmus and Thomas More, 3rd : Longmans, Green, & Co., The texts are heightened in usefulness by a wealth of introductory material, explanatory notes, biblioraphies, and indexes. The Library of Christian Classics - Luther & Erasmus () by Edited by E.

Gordon Rupp & Philip S. Watson. Erasmus and the Age of Reformation Language: English: LoC Class: PA: Language and Literatures: Classical Languages and Literature: Subject: Erasmus, Desiderius, Subject: Authors, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- Netherlands -- Biography Subject: Humanists -- Netherlands -- Biography Subject: Scholars, Medieval -- Netherlands -- Biography.

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Some of the key differences about Erasmus and More’s calls for reformation compared to Luther’s reformation are to wake the church up, church go. Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga. Erasmus and the Age of Reformation, Johan Huizinga, tr.

F. Hopman. New York: Harper Torchbooks, (first published in ). Link is to Dover Publications reprint. This book is now in the public domain and there are free versions for Kindle and other digital : Bob Trube.

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