Conclusion to Part Three


in Luther’s Legacy

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

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From the writings of Hooper and Bradford, it is clear that the central issues of soteriological debate changed significantly in the years after the death of Henry VIII. During Henry's reign, the fundamental points at issue were justification by faith alone, and the relationship of faith to good works. In dealing with these issues, Tyndale, Frith, and Barnes were in agreement over the essentials. Under Edward and Mary, the debate centred on the Eucharistic controversy which eclipsed disagreement over the doctrines. Soteriology became a pointy of tension within English Protestantism itself. The matters dealt with shifted to the cause of God's election, and the relationship of God's sovereign will to sin. The differences in emphasis between Hooper's and Bradford's doctrine of salvation reflect fundamentally different theologies.

Keywords: English Protestantism; Henry VIII; Edward; Mary; justification by faith; God's election; salvation; Hooper; Bradford

Chapter.  1690 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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