The Bondage of the Will

Martin LUTHER (1483 - 1546), translated by Henry COLE (1792 - 1858)

On the Bondage of the Will (Latin: 'De Servo Arbitrio', literally, "On Un-free Will", or "Concerning Bound Choice"), by Martin Luther, was published in December 1525. It was his reply to Desiderius Erasmus's De libero arbitrio diatribe sive collatio or On Free Will, which had appeared in September 1524 as Erasmus's first public attack on Luther, after being wary about the methods of the reformer for many years. At issue was whether human beings, after the Fall of Man, are free to choose good or evil. The debate between Luther and Erasmus is one of the earliest of the Reformation over the issue of free will and predestination. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Christianity - Other

Language: English

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Play 00 00 - Prefaces: Publisher and Translator Jonathan Lange
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Play 01 01 - Introduction of Martin Luther Jonathan Lange
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Play 02 02 - Sections 1-8: Erasmus' Preface, Scepticism, Knowledge of God Jonathan Lange
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Play 03 03 - Sections 9-27: The Sovereignty of God Jonathan Lange
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Play 04 04 - Sections 28-40: Exordium Jonathan Lange
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Play 05 05 - Sections 41-58: Discussion, Part I-a Jonathan Lange
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Play 06 06 - Sections 59-75: Discussion, Part I-b Jonathan Lange
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Play 07 07 - Sections 76-90: Discussion, Part II-a Jonathan Lange
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Play 08 08 - Sections 91-110: Discussion, Part II-b Jonathan Lange
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Play 09 09 - Sections 111-125: Discussion, Part II-c Jonathan Lange
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Play 10 10 - Sections 126-134: Discussion, Part II-d Jonathan Lange
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Play 11 11 - Sections 135-145: Discussion, Part III-a Jonathan Lange
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Play 12 12 - Sections 146-155: Discussion, Part III-b Jonathan Lange
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Play 13 13 - Sections 156-168: Discussion, Part III-c Jonathan Lange
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Play 14 14 - Appendices Jonathan Lange
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