A More Radical Gospel: Essays on Eschatology, Authority, Atonement, and Ecumenism (Lutheran Quarterly Books)
- Publish Date: 2004-04-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Gerhard O. Forde;Mark C. Mattes;Steven D. Paulson
Gerhard O. Forde has stood at the forefront of Lutheran theology for most of his respected career. This new collection of essays and sermons -- many previously unpublished -- makes more widely available Forde's powerful theology vision.z
The book itself aptly demonstrates Forde's deep Lutheran commitment. Here he argues that the most important task of theology is to serve the proclamation of the gospel as discerned on the basis of the doctrine of justification by grace along through faith alone. For Forde, the doctrine of justification is not one topic among other theological topics; rather, it is the criterion that guides all theology and ministry. Throughout the book Forde applies this truth to issues of eschatology, authoriy, atonement, and ecumenism. Also included are seven insightful sermons that model the Lutheran approach to proclamation.
A More Radical Gospel will be of special interest to pastors, students, and general readers curious about the Lutheran perspective on Christian faith.