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Justification: The Article by Which the Church Stands or Falls

Format: Digital
ISBN: 0800624033


In Part I, Braaten assesses Luther’s view of justification and its subsequent interpretation by orthodoxy, by Calvin, by Ritschl and Harnack, by Tillich, and by Barth. In Part II, the discussion turns to ecumenical dialogues on justification and the relation of the doctrine to evangelization, to the distinction between law and gospel, to pastoral care, and to the church’s involvement in secular issues.

Part One: Theological Foundations

  • The Problem of the Relationship between Justification and Faith in the Lutheran Dogmatic Tradition
  • The Contemporary Significance of Justification in the Theology of Paul Tillich
  • The Conflict between Karl Barth and Lutheran Theology on Justification by Faith
  • The Gospel of Justifying Grace and Justifying Faith

Part Two: Practical Applications

  • An Examination of the United States Lutheran Ecumenical Dialogues on Justification by Faith
  • The Meaning of Evangelization in the Context of God’s Universal Grace
  • The Proper Distinction between Law and Gospel in Preaching
  • A Theological Critique of Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • The Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms Reexamined

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Carl E. Braaten is a leading theologian in American Lutheranism. He taught Systematic Theology for a generation at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and together with Rober W. Jenson founded the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology and co-edited the journal Pro Ecclesia.