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Mobile Ed: ET101 Law and Gospel: The Basis of Christian Ethics (5 hour course)

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Law and Gospel: The Basis of Christian Ethics demonstrates how to view ethics through an evangelical lens, incorporating both good works and the gospel, to model the life of Jesus Christ. It analyzes a variety of OT, NT, and historical texts to explore the relationship between love and law. While examining the dangers of legalism and antinomianism, the course considers how love fulfills the law and enables those who are in Christ to live an evangelical, ethical life.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Define and describe evangelical ethics
  • Summarize the tension between works and grace in evangelical ethics
  • Describe the ethics embodied by the life of Jesus
  • Explain the role of the Ten Commandments in evangelical ethics
  • Compare and contrast the positions of Calvin and Luther, as well as Paul and James, in regard to the law and the gospel
  • Give examples of contextualization in the Bible
  • Identify the primary postmodern views that impact biblical contextualization

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: The Gospel and Good Works

  • Philippians 1:3–11 as a Guide
  • The Antinomian Charge
  • Defining Freedom
  • Christ and Discipleship: Evangelical Freedom
  • Metaphysics and Ethics: Indicative and Imperative
  • What Are Good Works?
  • Faith, Hope, and Love
  • The Dynamic of Faith and Law
  • Paul and James on Good Works
  • Motivations for Obedience
  • Luther on Law and Gospel
  • Calvin on Law and Gospel
  • Covenant Theology
  • Covenant of Works
  • Covenant of Grace
  • The Marrow of Modern Divinity

Unit 2: The Ten Commandments

  • The Law in Redemptive History
  • Biblical Witness #1: Jesus and the Mosaic Law
  • Biblical Witness #2: The Jerusalem Council
  • Biblical Witness #3: Paul and the Law
  • New Perspective on Paul
  • The Tripartite Distinction in Biblical and Historical Theology
  • The First Commandment
  • The First Commandment as Axiom
  • The Second Commandment
  • The Third Commandment
  • The Fourth Commandment
  • The Fifth Commandment
  • The Sixth Commandment
  • The Seventh Commandment
  • The Eighth Commandment
  • The Ninth Commandment
  • The Tenth Commandment
  • Love and Law

Unit 3: Contextualization

  • Deuteronomy as Example
  • The Gospels as Example
  • Hebrews as Example
  • Postmodernity and Contextualization
  • A Biblical View of Contexts
  • Imitation of Christ
  • Imitation of the Saints
  • The Third Commandment as an Example of Contextualization


  • Course Summary

Product Details

  • Title: ET101 Law and Gospel: The Basis of Christian Ethics
  • Instructor: R. Michael Allen
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 5
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About R. Michael Allen

R. Michael Allen is associate professor of systematic and historical theology and the dean of students at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. He is eager to guide students to grow in their ability to retrieve theological riches from the past for the sake of renewing contemporary reflection, worship, and witness. In this vein, he is committed to Reformed catholicity as a confession and a posture for doing theology and approaching ministry today.

Prior to joining the faculty of RTS in 2015, Dr. Allen taught undergraduate and graduate students at Wheaton College and then taught at Knox Theological Seminary for five years, where he held the D. James Kennedy Chair of Systematic Theology and also served as dean of the faculty. With Dr. Scott Swain, he serves as general editor of the T&T Clark International Theological Commentary and the New Studies in Dogmatics series for Zondervan Academic. He also serves as book review editor for the renowned International Journal of Systematic Theology and is a teaching elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.


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  1. Guy Smith

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  2. Forrest Cole

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  4. GaoLu



    I greatly appreciated this course. It starts out heavy on Covenantal Theology, almost overshadowing ethics, but after 1/3 of the way in that softens and Dr. Allen develops the topic really well. Dr. Allen is an excellent presenter and his lectures are quite informative. There is a lot of reading and it is well curated. Expect much meat and expect to dig. If you do, you will come away with an amazing amount of knowledge and growth for a 5 hour course.
  5. David K. Alexander
    I have completed the course and want to say what a phenomenal course it is. Even though it required a commitment of time and effort, in the end it was well worth it. This course requires a lot of reading and to get the most out of the readings it also means taking the time to do the thinking to digest what is read. The presenter Dr. Allen is easy to listen to and he does a very good job of preparing the student to the introduction of the key concepts by explaining those concepts and why those concepts are significant which in turn prepares the student to make independent observations and to understand different perspectives. I had to purchase more books to complete this course which at first was annoying but in the end I found that most, not all, of the purchases were worth it.
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