Luther’s Rhetoric Versus Melanchthon’s

The little fellow is a godly man…his intention is not bad…but he hasn’t accomplished much by his method. I think…that my way is still the best. I speak right out and scold my opponents like schoolboys. For a knotty stump requires a tough wedge.

(HT: Shane Lems)


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One comment

  1. I like it!

    Seriously, I suppose it might depend on whether the issue is a ‘gospel issue’ or not. If one can make a distinction, then I suppose Melanchthon’s irenic approach might in theory have been the better course even if in the end it failed

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