Freedom of a Christian Essay Outline

Freedom of a Christian Essay Outline - I Introduction(theme...

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I. Introduction (theme of treatise and my main points about it) Main points: 1. “A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none” (inner man) 2. “A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all” (outer man) II. Summarize main points and turning points ( central issues) 1. Inner Man a. We are righteous by faith alone b. The Powers of Faith i. Faith brings salvation (God and human components) ii. Faith honors God (God and human components) iii. Faith unites God and humanity c. All Christians are kings and priests 2. Outer Man a. The purpose of works b. The limitations of works (must be paired with faith first) 3. Inner pouring into the outer a. From faith alone flows LOVING WORKS 4. Final note on dangers of ceremonies III. My Analysis A. How does the historical/biographical context affect interpretation? 1. Historical/Biographical context (how did Luther’s Catholic background influence this work?
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  • Summer '13
  • Emerson
  • Christianity, Christian terms, Righteousness

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