1525 Martin Luther De Servo Arbitrio: On the Bondage of the Will - First Edition - $6,900
1525 Martin Luther De Servo Arbitrio:
On the Bondage of the Will
Printed by Johann Lufft, Wittemberg, Dezember 1525
Size: 6-1/4 x 4-1/2 x 1-1/4
Condition Report: Extremely rare 1st edition, complete and in very good condition; very little foxing, some soiling to latter pages.
History of Luther’s De Servo Arbitrio
Martin Luther’s De Servo Arbitrio, was published in December 1525. It was his reply to Desiderius Erasmus' De libero arbitrio diatribe sive collatio or On Free Will, which had appeared in September 1524 as Erasmus' first public attack on Luther.
The topic of Free Will, or rather the lack thereof, is whether human beings, after the Fall of Man, are free to choose good or evil. The debate between Luther and Erasmus is one of the earliest of the Reformation over the issue of free will and predestination.