The Analogy of Faith in the Theology of Luther and Calvin

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David Starling


Both Luther and Calvin frequently appeal to the principle of the 'analogy of faith' within various contexts in their writings as a rule to guide the interpretation of Scripture and, at times, the exercise and evaluation of extra-biblical prophecy. This article explores the range of ways in which this interpretive rule can itself be interpreted within the writings of Calvin and Luther, and draws conclusions regarding the nature of the 'hermeneutical circle' that operates between biblical exegesis and doctrinal formulation, and the interpretive implications of the relationship between fides quae and fides qua in the NT and in the theology of the Reformers.

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Starling, David. “The Analogy of Faith in the Theology of Luther and Calvin”. Reformed Theological Review 72, no. 1 (October 1, 2012). Accessed November 30, 2021.
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David Starling, Morling College (Australian College of Theology and MCD University of Divinity)

Lecturer in NT and Theology