Saturday, October 23, 2010

Justification - something to chew on

One more week until the Festival of the Reformation, after which we'll have a little more time to discuss the matter of Justification.

Until then, I submit to our readers the following essay by the sainted Rev. Kurt Marquart, a highly respected former professor at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. This is one of the best essays I've seen dealing with objective/subjective Justification. I think that it also puts to rest many of the concerns that have arisen from the unfortunate caricature of the true doctrine as taught by the Evangelical-Lutheran Church. In the coming weeks, we will attempt to discuss this essay bit by bit and summarize its main points. We'll accept comments with initial reactions, but if you're looking to ask questions or discuss points of the essay, I'll ask you to hold off until we address it more fully in the coming weeks.

Objective Justification, Respectfully submitted, K. Marquart, C.T.S., Ft. Wayne, IN, Epiphany II, 1998


Rev. David M. Juhl said...

One small correction: This was for Trinity, Bridgeton, MO.

It was my privilege to have Professor Marquart for three required classes and three elective classes during my time in Ft. Wayne (Class of 2002). His theological acumen, humble demeanor, and expert churchmanship is sorely missed.

Requiescat in pace.

Joe Krohn said...

I skimmed over this so I may be speaking ignorantly here...but I have never seen Abraham convincingly reconciled to the UOJ model anywhere. I would like to an attempt at this if it is even possible in future discussions.

Joe Krohn

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