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Introduction

Gregory B. Graybill

in Evangelical Free Will

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199589487
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594588 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589487.003.0001

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

Introduction

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Philipp Melanchthon's understanding of the will's role in justification changed over time. This book traces the evolution of that change throughout the course of Melanchthon's theological career, 1519–60. It is proposed that the reason for Melanchthon's change was neither the persuasiveness of Erasmus, nor the influence of philosophical metaphysics, but rather the internal dynamics of his own theology when played out in a pastoral context.

Keywords: free will; Erasmus; philosophy

Chapter.  4398 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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