07 February, 2010

New Quotations on Law and Gospel

Several new quotations showing how the Fathers worked with the distinction between Law and Gospel have been posted under that category heading, showing that this hermeneutical rule was not a Reformation innovation but a truth known by the early church and ultimately drawn from scripture itself. To be sure, the Fathers did not always grasp the distinction between Law and Gospel with the clarity that would be shown by the Lutheran Fathers, but these quotations show that this aspect of Reformation theology was a legitimate, organic development of doctrine by Luther and subsequent exegetes.
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