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Commandment
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I. Dogmatics – II. Ethics

I. Dogmatics

The renewed interest of the 19th-century – and especially of the theology of Erlangen (Erlangen School: I) – in Luther once more raised the issue of the tertius usus legis, i.e. of the relevance and consequences of God's “law” for those who are justified in faith. The problem is twofold: First, how does God's commandment, i.e. the will of God as documented in the formulated commandments, relate to the freedom afforded by the faith in God's sin-redeeming grace and expressed…

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Koch, Traugott and Andersen, Svend, “Commandment”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_08181>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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