Conclusion to Part Two


in Luther’s Legacy

Published in print May 1994 | ISBN: 9780198263524
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682599 | DOI:
Conclusion to Part Two

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The detailed examination of Tyndale, Frith, and Barnes reveals that any attempt to categorize them with blanket labels such as ‘Lutheran’, ‘Humanist’, or ‘Reformed’ is doomed to fail. The theological background of each is too complex to be dealt with so simplistically. While their initial reforming activities were shaped by their humanist convictions, all three men were profoundly influenced by continental Lutherianism. Furthermore, they all allowed the law a more positive role for the Chrisatin life than did Luther. For Tyndale, Frith, and Barnes, the central soteriological dogma was justification by faith, and it was truth that they sought to establish.

Keywords: Tyndale; Frith; Barnes; Lutherianism; faith; humanism

Chapter.  1288 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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