The Assurance Of Faith

The Assurance Of Faith

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by Randall Zachman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664228658

ISBN-13: 9780664228651

Pub. Date: 04/01/2005

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Common wisdom concerning Luther and Calvin suggests that these two theologians do not relate the testimony of Christ to the conscience in the same way. Randall Zachman undertakes the long-overdue comparison of their theologies, especially the ways in which Luther and Calvin define and describe the conscience and relate this to the testimonies of the Word and the

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Common wisdom concerning Luther and Calvin suggests that these two theologians do not relate the testimony of Christ to the conscience in the same way. Randall Zachman undertakes the long-overdue comparison of their theologies, especially the ways in which Luther and Calvin define and describe the conscience and relate this to the testimonies of the Word and the Spirit. While remaining critical of the distinction that both Luther and Calvin sought to maintain between the foundation of assurance and its confirmation in faith and election, Zachman concludes that although Luther and Calvin have different emphases in their theological treatment of the conscience, they fundamentally agree: the foundation of the peace, assurance, and certainty of conscience lies in the grace of God for us, as revealed to the conscience both by the external witness of the word of God and the internal witness of the Holy Spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664228651
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : how can we be assured that God is merciful to us?1
1The idolatrous religion of conscience19
2The condemnation of the law leading sinners to pardon40
3The pardon of the gospel for those who confess their sin54
4The exhortation of the command for the justified69
5The Lord is our father91
6To render the ungodly without excuse98
7Created to be children of the father127
8The law as the true preparation for Christ141
9The image of the invisible father in Jesus Christ159
10The true witness of the father174
11The confirmation of adoption in uprightness of life188
12The foundation of adoption in the forgiveness of sins204
13Building up the adopted children of God224
Conclusion : is God merciful only to those who believe in Christ?244

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