law and gospel reductionism, lutheran, elert, missouri synod, concordia seminary, montgomery, theology, reformation, hermeneutical, historical
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
This essay proposes to trace a segment of the history of hermeneutics in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod insofar as the distinction between Law and Gospel plays a role in that history. The study is important because in recent years one school of thought in the Synod has stated that some pastors and teachers are confusing the proper relationship between the two by practicing what these critics call "Gospel reductionism." This criticism seems to have been launched in the Synod in two conference papers that John Warwick Montgomery delivered to eight different audiences in the spring and fall of 1966.
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Schroeder, Edward H.
"Law-Gospel Reductionism in the History of The Lutheran Church -Missouri Synod,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 43, Article 22.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol43/iss1/22