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Law and Gospel and the Means of Grace

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published 2008 by Luther Academy
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John Stebbe
I'm a 51-year-old Presbyterian who spent the first 25 years of his life as an LCMS Lutheran. An LCMS pastor in Michigan read my review of Dr. Kolb's book "Bound Choice" on Amazon, and made some comments directed at me. He was very gracious, and invited me to dialog with him about these issues. So we have traded several e-mails. He finally recommended a book by LCMS CTS Ft. Wayne prof. David Scaer, "Law And Gospel And The Means Of Grace." So I bought that from CPH, and recently finished it (altho ...more
Apr 18, 2008 Todd rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: pastors, theologians, students of theology, seminarians
One would think that a book on Law and Gospel and Means of Grace would be a serious snoozer. Nothing could be farther from the truth! David Scaer is always engaging, and this book is no exception. In fact, I might even go so far as to say that this is my favorite writing of his. It's a tossup.

What Scaer does in the book (a part of the Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics series) is analyze these two topics from the perspective of the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. He handles everything from
David Bickel
Rather than limiting the law to its first uses, Prof. David Scaer christologically explains the third use of the law in terms of God's command creating what it says.

He resolves the conflict between objective justification and the reinstatement of the law for the unbeliever in favor of the former.

Here are some excerpts:

* "Jesus' commands to love God and neighbor belong to the third use of the law and not to the first use, which governs man's external behavior in the world, or to the second use,
Philippe Deblois
What an awesome book. This is essential reading for a proper understanding of Law and Gospel and the Means of Grace. Scaer is engaging and clearly defines Scriptural doctrine in opposition to false teaching.
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Dr. David Scaer is a professor of Systematic Theology and New Testament and holder of the David P. Scaer Chair of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN. At the seminary since 1966 he serves as editor of the Concordia Theological Quarterly (1969-1994; 1999- ) and was academic dean (1984-1989). He is currently chairman of his department. Dr. Scaer has wri ...more
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