Concordia Theological Monthly

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scripture, authority, faith, doctrine, christian, st. john, st. paul, luther

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In his History of Christian Doctrine G. P. Fisher points out that "among Protestants and Roman Catholics the old question respecting the seat of authority in religion is once more eagerly disputed. Since Coleridge and Schleiermacher insisted that the primary object of faith is not the Bible but Christ, there has been a growing tendency to regard the Scriptures less as an authoritative manual of revealed tenets in theology and morals than as the medium of disclosing to us the personal Christ and the import of His mission and teaching.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 17:5; John 1:18; Matthew 23:10; John 6:63; 1 Timothy 6:3; John 6:68; Luke 16:29; Isaiah 8:20; 2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:11; 1 Corinthians 14:37; John 17:20; John 20:31;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars