Martin Luther on the Bondage of the Will to the Venerable Mister Erasmus of Rotterdam

By / 2 publishers T. Hamilton,
T. Combe
/ 1823

Overview

Martin Luther’s classic treatise is a reply to Desiderius Erasmus’ work On the Freedom of the Will. Both wrote on the human will, but from different perspectives. Erasmus, the humanist and scholar of classical Greek, and Martin Luther, the reformer and theologian, differed greatly in their approaches. In this unique translation from the original Latin of a historically significant work, Edward T. Vaughan makes the words of Martin Luther accessible for English speakers. Gain a clearer perspective for this perennial topic of debate.

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Key Features

  • Offers a reply to Desiderius Erasmus’ work On the Freedom of the Will
  • Presents a unique translation from the original Latin
  • Provides a clearer perspective for this perennial topic of debate

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About Martin Luther

Martin Luther 1483–1546) was a key figure in the Protestant Reformation and one of the most significant figures in Western history. Over the course of his life, he was a monk, a priest, a professor of biblical literature, a Reformer, a husband, and a father.

Luther is most noted for his 95 Theses (1517), in which he argues that indulgences are not acts of penance which can replace true repentance. In 1520, Pope Leo X and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V demanded that Luther retract all of his writings. Luther refused. He was subsequently excommunicated and declared an outlaw.

Luther has been both praised and vilified for what he preached and wrote. His translation of the Christian Bible into the vernacular greatly influenced the church. His works continue to impact all Christians and animate the movement that bears his name. His works are also represented in Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings and the Luther’s Works collection.