Concordia Theological Monthly

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righteousness, justification, calvin, faith, sinner, christian, grace, mercy, reconciliation, judgment, reformation

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Justification by faith was the great central doctrine of the Reformation, a doctrine which formed the foundation of the entire theological system of Luther and was bequeathed by him to the succeeding generations of Christendom as the great heritage of the Reformation. This doctrine, of course, did not originate with the reformers, but was restored by them to its rightful position as the pivot around which the entire Christian religion revolves - the doctrine which, in a preeminent sense, marks the great cleavage between Christianity and all heathen religions. The unique and distinctive character of Christianity, in contrast with all non-Christian religious systems, consists especially in the doctrine of justification by grace through faith.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Romans 10:5-9; Romans 3:27; Isaiah 33:14-15; Psalm 130:3;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars