Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Evangelical Free WillPhillipp Melanchthon's Doctrinal Journey on the Origins of Faith$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gregory Graybill

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199589487

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589487.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 June 2019

1536–1547: Tremors

1536–1547: Tremors

Chapter:
(p.224) 9 1536–1547: Tremors
Source:
Evangelical Free Will
Author(s):

Gregory B. Graybill

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589487.003.0009

In the late 1530s, Melanchthon's new formulation of the will's role in justification came under criticism from Conrad Cordatus and John Calvin. As the 1540s began, Melanchthon continued to clarify his new doctrinal system. Of particular significance was his redefinition of predestination not as God's election of individuals, but as God's corporate election of the church as body—a body which individuals could freely join or leave through the choice of faith in Christ. Meanwhile, at the Council of Trent, the Roman Catholic Church affirmed a transformational model of justification similar to that which Erasmus had advocated.

Keywords:   Romans, Loci communes, Conrad Cordatus, John Calvin, rhetoric, antinomy, paradox, predestination, council of Trent, free choice

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .