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Luther's Attack on Self-Love: The Failure of Pagan Virtue

Irwin, Terence

Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Winter 2012, p.131 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Luther's Attack on Self-Love: The Failure of Pagan Virtue
  • Author: Irwin, Terence
  • Description: Luther's denials (in his Commentary on Romans) of the natural capacity to acquire moral virtues rest on three assumptions. (1) Virtue requires the pursuit of virtuous action for its own sake. (2) In the state of sin, human aims and motives are all controlled by self-love. (3) Insofar as aims and motives...
  • Is Part Of: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Winter 2012, p.131
  • Identifier: ISSN: 10829636 ; E-ISSN: 15278263
  • Subjects: Luther, Martin (1483-1546) ; Morality ; Christianity ; Theology ; Sin ; Love ; Aspiration
  • Language: English
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