The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel

The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel

The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel A transcript of Walther s Friday evening Luther Hour from Sept to Nov

  • Title: The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel
  • Author: C.F.W. Walther William Herman Theodore Dau
  • ISBN: 9780570032489
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A transcript of Walther s Friday evening Luther Hour from Sept 12, 1864 to Nov 6, 1885.

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    On the back cover, it says it is about "Theology & Doctrine/Doctrines". But this is not any stuffy theology by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, it is at least as much about pastoral care as it is about theology. If you want a highly original treatment on any theological theme, look elsewhere. Walther has no interest in that. There is very little really new here. Just about all of it is in the Lutheran Confessions.But if you want to hear about how to apply the scriptures to real peopl [...]

    The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel by C. F. W. Walther (1811-1887) is a seminal work of American Lutheran theology. A collection of 39 lectures given by Walther during 1884 and 1885, it is widely taught in Lutheran college- and seminary-level theology courses.In classic Lutheran theology, “Law” is used to denote those parts of Scripture that reveal God’s demands on humanity, while the “Gospel” reveals the gracious and free salvation earned and given by Jesus.Like Martin Luth [...]

    This is a book on a series of lectures that Dr. C.F.W. Walther, the first president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, gave to seminary students in the 1880's (if I remember right). I read it for a class in college and it perfectly breaks down this theological principle that helps define who we are as Lutherans. It makes for an adjusted view of how one reads scripture when they realize that it is through the law/gospel filter that we come to a truer understanding of our faith.

    This book is a gem. Walther meticulously points out the vast array of troubles associated with incorrectly mingling law and gospel. Even though this is a staunch Lutheran work, all denominations would do well to read this work.

    39 lectures to seminary students in 1884-1885. Translated from German.Does a good job of pointing out when Law and Gospel are to be used in sermons, the difference between them, and the primacy of the Gospel.

    An excellent book that I encourage every pastor to read. Walther was one of the few theologians and pastors in the 19th century who truly understood the proper distinction between the Law and the Gospel.

    Got an excerpt only of this one in the mail. It was good though, seems like an interesting german chap, this Walther. How to distinguish and then apply Law and Gospel are great questions. The apply part must be fuller in the fuller version, imagine that.

    This is a very deep but excellent book. If you want to learn how to teach God's word properly then this is the one to read.

    Not a quick read, but a thorough study on how the Scripture directs humns to salvation. A must read for seminarians and teachers of theology.

    While somewhat dated in cultural references, the teachings hold true. It strikes me that some who vocally and belligerently proclaim Walther should go back and read this again.

    A very interesting book to help one distinguish between the Law and Gospel taken from 39 of Walther's lectures.

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