Renaissance Types

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byWilliam Samuel Lilly

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... v. THE ANVIL OF CONTROVERSY. 243 came ever more and more to consider the very kernel of Christianity. III. I have been led to dwell thus much upon this matter, because rightly to apprehend it is absolutely necessary for understanding Luther's career. And before we go further, I must again warn my readers against the mistake, very commonly made both by his admirers and opponents, of supposing that the peculiar dogma which I have just sketched, sprang from his head fully developed and equipped, like Pallas from the head of Zeus. Luther, although a sharp disputant, was not a consecutive and logical thinker, and was for long years unconscious that he was deviating from the old theological paths, which, it must be remembered, had not then been fenced in by the Tridentine decrees. To borrow some admirable words from Dr. Beard, "It was on the anvil of controversy that Luther's doctrines were beaten out. For years his view of justification was more or less in a fluid condition. He is sure that we are justified by faith in Christ. He is sure that in the work of salvation God is everything, man nothing. But he is far from having worked out the idea of 'faith only' with the precision which it afterwards assumed with him." P. 191. How he came to work it out, we shall see by and by. Let us here resume the thread of his history. In 1508--the year after he was ordained priest--he quitted the convent to proceed to the University of Wittenberg, where the place of Professor of Philosophy had been given him by the Elector of Saxony, Frederick the Wise, upon the recommendation of Staupitz. We are told that in his professorial capacity he read lectures on Aristotle's Dialectics and Physics. But doubtless his scriptural and theological studies chiefly occupied bis thoughts. ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... v. THE ANVIL OF CONTROVERSY. 243 came ever more and more to consider the very kernel of Christianity. III. I have been led to ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217977723

ISBN - 13:9780217977722

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