Robert Barnes


in Luther’s Legacy

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

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This chapter discusses Robert Barnes's theology. The first section examines his theology on his first Supplication. The second section considers his Supplication of 1534. Barnes was a Lutheran in the sense that he placed justification by faith at the centre of all theology. However, there are some areas, particularly his doctrine, that differ from Luther. He offered a view of the law which combines both Augustinian and Lutheran elements. In The Bondage of the Will, Barnes followed Luther's argument very closely. Of the three English Reformers studied in this part of the book, he is the closest to Luther both in form of expression and basic approach.

Keywords: Supplication; 1534; Luther; Fall; justification; Barnes

Chapter.  18050 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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