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Recovering the Reformation: free will, merit and the Mass in Luther's Reformation

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This thesis argues that Luther’s reaction to Pelagianism within the Scotist tradition led to a decisive break with the scholastic theology of free will, merit and the Mass. However, by identifying the theological crux of Luther’s Reformation, this thesis discovers a rapprochement in the free will theology of early Lutheranism and Counter-Reformation scholasticism. The case is made that Luther’s theology of the passivity of the human will calls for a recovery of the Reformation significance of...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Blackfriars
Department:
Humanities Division - Theology Faculty

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Genevieve Rebecca Cox
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:1b40a572-a5bb-40d7-ace8-c0432c581e90
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ora:12307
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English
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