Stephen J. Nichols

A gracious God and a neurotic monk

Books | Martin Luther’s understanding of sin in the singular
by Stephen J. Nichols
Posted 10/28/17, 11:41 am

One classic fable tells of a competition between the north wind and the sun: Who is stronger? Who can make a passing traveler remove his cloak? The north wind blows hard, but the traveler only wraps his cloak tighter around him. When the sun shines, though, the traveler takes off his cloak. Moral of the story: Persuasion is better than pressure, which is often true when humans are concerned. But Martin Luther knew that God uses both. Stephen J. Nichols, in The Legacy of Luther, a book he co-edited with R.C.

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