Concordia Theological Monthly

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political structures, gospel, salvation, human development, historical, society, eschatological, faith, lutheran

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The situation which suggests this theme is unique in more than one respect. Hardly ever in the history of theology has there been such intensive and impassioned questioning and contention concerning the relations between the gospel and political structures as today. That this is true also of the discussion within the Lutheran churches becomes evident the moment one investigates the problems posed by the concepts "gospel'' and "political structures." The rapid change of the political structures all over the world renders the answers from the Lutheran tradition, which have only too often been identified with the statements of Scripture and of the Confessions, out of date, obsolete, or in need of revision.


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Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 96:10; 1 Peter 3:13; Matthew 11:5; Luke 4:18; Galatians 3:28;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars