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Luke of Prague

(Lukas Prazsky; ca. 1458–1528). B. probably Prague; educ. Prague; joined Bohemian* Brethren ca. 1480; bp. 1500. Guided the Brethren to maturity as an autonomous reform ch. Corresponded with D. Erasmus* and M. Luther.*

Luke was an Augustinian in his understanding of justification. He tried to clarify what is “essential” (“substantial”), “ministerial,” and “accidental” to salvation, and the relationship of these 3 in the church's life. Works include Zprávy knezské (Directives to Priests).

See also Bohemia, Lutheran Theology in, 2.

M. S. Fousek, “The Second-Generation Soteriology of the Unitas Fratrum,” Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte (1965), 41–63; A. Molnar, Bratr Lukás (Prague, 1948); J. T. Müller, Geschichte der Böhmischen Brüder, 3 vols. (Herrnhut, 1922–31); E. Peschke, Die Theologie der Böhmischen Brüder in ihrer Frühzeit, I (Stuttgart, 1935), Die Böhmischen Brüder im Urteil ihrer Zeit (Stuttgart. 1964), and “Der Kirchenbegriff des Bruder Lukas von Prag,” Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift der Univ. Rostock, V (1955/56), Gesellschaftliche u. Sprach. Reihe, Heft 2, p. 274. MSF

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