The Bondage of the Will (Paperback)

The Bondage of the Will By Martin Luther, J. I. Packer (Translator), O. R. Johnston (Translator) Cover Image
By Martin Luther, J. I. Packer (Translator), O. R. Johnston (Translator)
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The Bondage of the Will is fundamental to an understanding of the primary doctrines of the Reformation. In these pages, Luther gives extensive treatment to what he saw as the heart of the gospel. Free will was no academic question to Luther; the whole gospel of the grace of God, he believed, was bound up with it and stood or fell according to the way one understood it. Luther affirms our total inability to save ourselves and the sovereignty of divine grace in our salvation. He upholds the doctrine of justification by faith and defends predestination as determined by the foreknowledge of God. This accurate translation by J. I. Packer and O. R. Johnston captures the vitality of Luther's treatise, thereby conveying its relevance to our lives today. The translators write, "Do we not stand in urgent need of such teaching as Luther here gives us--teaching which humbles man, strengthens faith, and glorifies God?"
Product Details
ISBN: 9780801048937
ISBN-10: 0801048931
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication Date: July 1st, 2012
Pages: 328
Language: English