Captivation of the Will: Luther Vs. Erasmus on Freedom and Bondage
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Captivation of the Will: Luther Vs. Erasmus on Freedom and Bondage

4.55 of 5 stars 4.55  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The Captivation of the Will provocatively revisits a perennial topic of controversy - human free will. Highly esteemed Lutheran thinker Gerhard O. Forde cuts to the heart of the subject by reexamining the famous debate on the will between Luther and Erasmus. Following a substantial introduction by James A. Nestingen that brings to life the historical background of the deba...more
Paperback, 118 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Captivation of the Will, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Captivation of the Will

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 54)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Philippe Deblois
A book to return to year after year. This is a great summary of Luther's Bondage of the Will.
PM Richard
The book, “The Captivation of the Will,” was written by Gerhard O. Forde to give a bird’s eye view of the reformation discussion between Luther and Erasmus on the subject of the will. While Forde does not go into an intense and long length discussion, he rather tries to paint a picture of the theological and psychological environment using broad strokes.

At the heart of the debate between Erasmus and Luther was obviously the understanding of the will. Is the will free or bound? That was the main...more
Matt
The book, ���The Captivation of the Will,��� was written by Gerhard O. Forde to give a bird���s eye view of the reformation discussion between Luther and Erasmus on the subject of the will. While Forde does not go into an intense and long length discussion, he rather tries to paint a picture of the theological and psychological environment using broad strokes.

At the heart of the debate between Erasmus and Luther was obviously the understanding of the will. Is the will free or bound? That was th...more
Nathan
Theologian explains how Luther called Erasmus on his bullshit theories about humans' relationship to free will and God.
Julie
This book is a good summary of Luther's Bondage of the Will.
Corey Loney
Corey Loney marked it as to-read
Aug 08, 2014
Matt
Matt marked it as to-read
May 26, 2014
Kirk
Kirk marked it as to-read
May 26, 2014
Timothy
Timothy marked it as to-read
Dec 10, 2013
John
John is currently reading it
Nov 11, 2013
Chad
Chad added it
Sep 07, 2013
Timm
Timm marked it as to-read
Jun 10, 2013
Brian
Brian added it
Oct 07, 2013
Ashley
Ashley marked it as to-read
Feb 08, 2013
Paulm
Paulm is currently reading it
Feb 04, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
On Being a Theologian of the Cross: Reflections on Luther's Heidelberg Disputation, 1518 Where God Meets Man Christian Spirituality: Five Views of Sanctification Theology Is for Proclamation Justification by Faith: A Matter of Death and Life

Share This Book