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Johannes Von Staupitz (1460/9–1524)

David C. Steinmetz

in Reformers in the Wings

Second edition

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780195130485
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199869008 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195130480.003.0003
 Johannes Von Staupitz (1460/9–1524)

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Staupitz is best known for his supervision and pastoral advice to Martin Luther, when Luther was an Augustinian friar. In his theology, Staupitz represented a form of late medieval Augustinianism that separated him from nominalist theologians like Gabriel Biel, who Luther studied, and the Augustinianism of the Protestant reformers. Luther claimed to have been influenced by him in his view of grace, especially his doctrine of predestination, which contradicted Biel on several points that Luther found important.

Keywords: Augustinianism; Biel; Luther; nominalist; predestination; Staupitz; theology

Chapter.  3705 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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