John Calvin and Martin Luther's Understanding Of Faith

While there are many obvious overlaps between the sixteenth-century reformers, John Calvin and Martin Luther, there are also many differences between them.  One such difference is the concept of 'faith.'  The reason for the different understandings of 'faith' between Luther and Calvin has do with the frameworks that they operated out of. Luther operated out of a sacramental framework which led him to understand Christian faith as profoundly unreflective.  Calvin, on the other hand, did not operate out of a sacramental framework, which led him to consider faith as reflective.  

Both of these differences and contexts have been thoroughly documented and explained in two articles by Dr. Phillip Cary.  Cary is an Anglican and teaches philosophy at Eastern University.  Both of these articles are posted below for your reading enjoyment.  

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