1733 Martin Luther De Servo Arbitrio bound with Erasmus De libero arbitrio - $595- SOLD
1733 Martin Luther De Servo Arbitrio: On the Bondage of the Will;
bound with Erasmus De libero arbitrio: On the Freedom of the Will
Printed by Jorus Vander Woude, Amsterdam, 1733
Quarto 8” x 6” x 1-1/2”
Condition Report: Newly rebound by Starr Bookworks. Amazing quarter leather cover with gilted gold tooled lettering and ornate embossing… Pages bright and clean…binding secure and sound…Very nice copy of these two famous works bound together...Lacking final leaf of Erasmus's discourse
History of Luther’s De Servo Arbitrio and Erasmus De libero 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.