Saturday, December 15, 2007
"The Bondage of the Will" (Martin Luther) - You know about Calvin and Arminius. You might remember Augustine and Pelagius. But do you know about Luther and Erasmus? Apparently, Luther was a Calvinist! At least when it comes to double predestination. This book is a (somewhat gruelling) presentation of Luther's argument against the notion of "free will" and in favor of God's sovereignty. Luther tends to repeat himself at length, and is rather sarcastic. But it is a good treatment of the topic. Reading it will either turn you off Calvinism altogether (I felt it, and I am a Calvinist!) or make you pretty solid.