In the recent issue of Credo Magazine, “Luther at 500,” four pastors and scholars identified their favorite book by Martin Luther. This week we will be highlighting each. Here is what Anthony Selvaggio had to say…

“My favorite book by Martin Luther is his The Bondage of the Will (1525).  Luther was, in general, not a systematizer of doctrine.  That work Luther largely left to his friend and colleague, Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560).  However, The Bondage of the Will stands as an exception to this rule because it represents Luther’s attempt to systematize his thought on the nature of human volition and its relationship to justification.  I agree wholeheartedly with B.B. Warfield who considered this work of Luther’s to be his masterpiece and referred to it as ‘the manifesto of the Reformation.'”

Anthony Selvaggio, author of Meet Martin Luther: A Sketch of the Reformer’s Life

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