Aside from the throwing-stones-from-glass-houses problem, attacking Luther personally doesn't work because most Protestants don't consider him a saint or imitable except insofar as they think that he "rediscovered" the original Pauline understanding of justification by faith
and rejected an overweening papacy and a Catholic Church that had lost sight of scriptural faith.
Similarly, in the final report of the fourth phase of the International Reformed--Catholic Dialogue (Justification and Sacramentality: The Christian Community as an Agent of Justice), Catholics and Reformed have together affirmed: "the theological doctrine and reality of justification by faith
and sanctification impels the Christian community to act on behalf of justice.
Nigerian theologian Reynolds examines issues of the interpretation, transmission, and appropriation of the doctrine of justification by faith
alone within the context of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria, Gongola Diocese.
48) Cranmer believed that justification by faith
makes one right-willed but not inherently righteous.
Many scholars believe that James is quoting a distortion of Paul's doctrine of justification by faith
Justification by faith
released senses from the centre of knowing.
However, the hope to rescue basic Lutheran teachings such as Justification by Faith
or the Two Kingdoms, by replacing the quietist individualized interpretation in favour of God's victorious righteousness to save the whole of humanity, I do not find entirely convincing.
Against what he sees as Gnostic determinism, Origen asserts the freedom of the will and human responsibility while affirming Paul's language of justification by faith
She dealt with objections against the idea of justification by faith
alone, and she argued the impossibility of a sinner to be justified by works.
These homilies contain Cranmer's essential thought on key matters of Reformed theology such as justification by faith
The second, and much shorter part, is a glossary of terms and events which could be longer: there are no definitions, for example, for the Virgin Birth, justification by faith
, Assumption, transubstantiation and so on.
Having resolved the question of justification by faith
with the Lutherans and Methodists in 1998, and agreed on the fundamental nature of Baptism and Eucharist with a great many other Christian churches over the past four decades, we still seem no closer to full "visible" communion with anyone.