John Frith


in Luther’s Legacy

Published in print May 1994 | ISBN: 9780198263524
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682599 | DOI:
John Frith

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This chapter discusses John Frith and his theology. The first section examines his early writings. The second section looks at his life before imprisonment. The third section examines his life in prison. Frith's doctrine of salvation may be summed up in terms of the ideas of the two purgatories. The first purgatory, that of the word, involves the forgiveness of sins by God. The second purgatory, that of the cross of suffering, follows faith in Christ and aids in sanctification. Frith saw works as flowing from love caused by faith. His discussion of baptism echoes that of Zwingli's position. Meanwhile, Augustine provided the basic substance of his doctrine of predestination.

Keywords: John Frith; early writings; imprisonment; prison; Tower; two purgatories; cross of suffering; Augustine

Chapter.  14560 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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