Living by Faith: Justification and Sanctification (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2003 - Religion - 89 pages
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"Living by faith" is much more than a general Christian precept; it is the fundamental posture of believers in a world rife with suffering and injustice. In this penetrating reflection on the meaning of "justification," Oswald Bayer shows how this key religious term provides a comprehensive horizon for discussing every aspect of Christian theology, from creation to the end times.

Inspired by and interacting with Martin Luther, the great Christian thinker who grappled most intensely with the concept of justification, Bayer explores anew the full range of traditional dogmatics (sin, redemption, eschatology, and others), placing otherwise complex theological terms squarely within their proper milieu -- everyday life. In the course of his discussion, Bayer touches on such deep questions as the hidden nature of God, the hope for universal justice, the problem of evil, and -- one of the book's most engaging motifs -- Job's daring lawsuit with God.
  

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Review: Living by Faith: Justification and Sanctification

User Review  - Kyle Scheele - Goodreads

Great read on what it means to live by faith, and how who and what we are flow out of that faith. Recomended! Read full review

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User Review  - Mu-tien Chiou - Goodreads

Placing the notion of justification at the center of divine-human relation results in a particular ideal of Christian maturity, similar to Karl Barth with the respect to the focus on "hearing the Word ... Read full review

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Contents

In the Dispute of Justifications
1
World History as a Battle for Mutual Recognition
4
Chain of Guilt or Causality?
5
God in the Dispute of the Justifications
7
The Lawsuit about God before the Court of Human Reason
9
Contemplative Theodicy
11
Active Theodicy
12
Gods World Adventure
13
Deed as Word and Word as Deed
45
Word and Authority of the Bible
47
Christ as Bodily Word
50
The Triune God
52
Faith and Sanctification
58
Communion of Saints
59
Sanctified by the Divine Word of Institution
60
The Three Estates as Basic Forms of Life
61

Return to Paradise
15
Atlas of the World
17
The Passive Righteousness of Faith
19
Doing Morality Praxis
21
Thinking Metaphysics Theory
22
Neither Theory nor Praxis
24
The Gift of SelfForget fulness
25
New Relation to the World
27
In the Dawn of the Life to Come
29
In the Belly of the Fish
30
A Spaeious Plaee
32
The New Obedience
34
Not Condemned to Sueeess
35
Doing Whatever your Hand Finds to Do
37
Free for Service
38
Faith Comes by Hearing
42
Hope for Better Times
62
Metaphysical Progress?
64
Ethical Progress
65
Law and Gospel
67
Faith within the Lawsuit about God Before God
69
Gods Hiddenness
70
The Promised Answer
71
Negative Dialectic
73
Assurance of Salvation Is Not Knowledge
75
Already Prepared
76
That God Alone Is Righteous
77
All Out of Pure Goodness
80
Appendix
81
Index of Names
87
Index of Biblical References
88
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Oswald Bayer is professor of systematic theology at the University of Tubingen, Germany.

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