Concordia Theological Monthly

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st. paul, apostolic, authority, mimesis, interpretation, scripture

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Practically everybody in Christendom claims to be in some sense under Scripture. The Liberal feels that he is being "true to the deepest intentions" of Jesus or of Paul when he treats Scripture in his own fashion. Bultmann claims to be dealing so radially with the form of the New Testament message merely in order to confront modern man with what he considers the essential content of the New Testament message. And certainly the Fundamentalist, for all his frequent failure to make the most basic and radical distinction that the Bible itself knows, the distinction between law and Gospel, interprets his Bible in the conviction that he is putting himself under Scripture.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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

2 Thessalonians 3:6-12; Philippians 3:17; 1 Corinthians 4:14-17; 1 Corinthians 11:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars