law and gospel, christian life, legalism, sin, love, faith, st. paul, christians
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The essay that follows developed from a remark that the author made at one of the larger intersynodical conferences. The remark was to the effect that there is much legalism rampant in our circles, that the result is stagnation and retrogression in all areas of church life, and that for this reason sincere and general repentance is necessary before we may anticipate a turn for the better. The expression "legalism in our circles" was not generally understood. It was intended to describe one aspect of all our activity in thought, speech, and endeavor, based on a comprehensive observation of life and in particular on a study of history.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Koehler, J. P.
"Legalism in an Evangelical Church,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 40, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol40/iss1/12