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The Resource Human freedom, Christian righteousness : Philip Melanchthon's exegetical dispute with Erasmus of Rotterdam, Timothy J. Wengert

Human freedom, Christian righteousness : Philip Melanchthon's exegetical dispute with Erasmus of Rotterdam, Timothy J. Wengert

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Human freedom, Christian righteousness : Philip Melanchthon's exegetical dispute with Erasmus of Rotterdam
Title
Human freedom, Christian righteousness
Title remainder
Philip Melanchthon's exegetical dispute with Erasmus of Rotterdam
Statement of responsibility
Timothy J. Wengert
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book argues the provocative thesis that Philip Melanchthon, so often pictured as hopelessly caught in the middle between Erasmus and Luther, and more "Erasmian" than Lutheran in his thought, was, at least in his theological methods and views, not Erasmian at all, but in fact sharply opposed to Erasmus. Author Timothy J. Wengert builds his case largely on the basis of Melanchthon's Scholia on the Epistle of Paul to the Colossians, employing the critically important but seldom used second edition of 1528, which was produced in the aftermath of Luther and Erasmus's famous debate over the freedom of the will. Wengert also draws on a wide range of other contemporary sources, many of them well known but, as he argues, frequently misunderstood. Throughout this analysis he subjects a wide range of the secondary literature to sharp critical review. The book deals with a number of important topics: the complicated and elusive relationships between humanism and the Reformation, Erasmus and Luther, Erasmus and Melanchthon, and Melanchthon and Luther; the theological issues of proper biblical interpretation, of free will, and of divine and human righteousness; and the hotly contested social problem of political order. Human Freedom, Christian Righteousness will be of interest not only to students and scholars of Reformation theology, but to a broader audience of those concerned with Renaissance and Reformation history and literature."--Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Wengert, Timothy J
Dewey number
233/.7/0922
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in historical theology
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  • Melanchthon, Philipp
  • Erasmus, Desiderius
  • Liberty
  • Free will and determinism
  • Justification (Christian theology)
  • Righteousness
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Human freedom, Christian righteousness : Philip Melanchthon's exegetical dispute with Erasmus of Rotterdam, Timothy J. Wengert
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) and index
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multicolored
Contents
I. Background to the dispute. Philip Melanchthon: alien to or ally of Erasmus? The current debate. The printing history of Philip Melanchthon's Lectures and First commentary on Colossians. Melanchthon's relation to Erasmus, 1519-1524 -- II. Ground rules for an exegetical debate. Text and tradition. The Biblical text. The sources. Ratio seu Methodus Melanchthonis. The Pauline grammar. Paulus Rhetor. Argumentum Magistri Pauli. Contextus Pauli: the locus communis -- III. The controversy over human freedom and Christian righteousness. Melanchthon's controversy with Erasmus as reflected in their correspondence, 1524-1528. Colossians against Erasmus on the freedom of the will. The Dissertatio on Col. 2:8: origins of an argument. The Scholia of 1527: undercutting Erasmus's position. The Scholia of 1528: broadening the attack. The translated Scholia of 1529: revealing the opponent. Melanchthon contra Erasmum. Luther neben Melanchthon
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ocm45733301
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585257204
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45733301
Label
Human freedom, Christian righteousness : Philip Melanchthon's exegetical dispute with Erasmus of Rotterdam, Timothy J. Wengert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
I. Background to the dispute. Philip Melanchthon: alien to or ally of Erasmus? The current debate. The printing history of Philip Melanchthon's Lectures and First commentary on Colossians. Melanchthon's relation to Erasmus, 1519-1524 -- II. Ground rules for an exegetical debate. Text and tradition. The Biblical text. The sources. Ratio seu Methodus Melanchthonis. The Pauline grammar. Paulus Rhetor. Argumentum Magistri Pauli. Contextus Pauli: the locus communis -- III. The controversy over human freedom and Christian righteousness. Melanchthon's controversy with Erasmus as reflected in their correspondence, 1524-1528. Colossians against Erasmus on the freedom of the will. The Dissertatio on Col. 2:8: origins of an argument. The Scholia of 1527: undercutting Erasmus's position. The Scholia of 1528: broadening the attack. The translated Scholia of 1529: revealing the opponent. Melanchthon contra Erasmum. Luther neben Melanchthon
Control code
ocm45733301
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585257204
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45733301

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