De zekerheid van het geloof — Bucer’s antwoord aan pighius

  • W van ’t Spijker


The religious disputes (i.a. Regensburg, 1541) achieved a certain consensus regarding the central theme of justification through faith. Both Rome and Luther turned this down. Bucer defended the result against Roman Catholic theologians such as Eck and Pighius. In an extensive work Pighius uttered his critique on the consensus. Entering into discussion with Pighius, Bucer kept to the views that were accepted among the reformers, at the same time trying to keep open the way for mutual understanding. He wanted to keep the way open for the Word that has an efficiency of its own and offers the strongest motivation for an ensuing reformation of the church. His own forensic-effective view of justification allowed him to have such an approach.

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