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„Skok wiary” w Lutrowej nauce o usprawiedliwieniu
“Leap of Faith” in Luther’s Doctrine of Justification

Author(s): Rajmund Porada
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion
Published by: Uniwersytet Opolski
Keywords: Luther; doctrine of justification; faith; deeds; salvation; Church;

Summary/Abstract: The article presents Luther’s teaching on justification by faith and its theological implications. In the doctrine of justification, the Reformer of Wittenberg found a way to free itself from doubts about salvation, concluding that not deeds and confession of sins before God, but only faith makes righteousness before God. Luther’s new perspective on the relation of man to God can be called a “leap of faith”. According to the Father of the Reformation, faith itself is enough for being sure of one’s own salvation. In this view, faith is identified with salvation. The basis of Luther’s conception of faith lies in his theological anthropology and its implications have become evident in ecclesiology.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 149-164
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English, Polish