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Revisiting the Third Use of the Law

Hultgren, Stephen (2015) Revisiting the Third Use of the Law. Lutheran Theological Journal, 49 (2). pp. 96-110. ISSN 0024-7553

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Whether authentic Lutheran doctrine does or should teach a ‘third use of the law’ has been a historic point of debate, and it continues to be so. This article first reviews the reasons for the debate and especially objections to the teaching of a third use. It also reviews some of the theological presuppositions in the sixteenth century that underlay the debate. The article then considers the problem of law and freedom in the contemporary situation of both church and state. Finally, it proposes that a renewed look at law and freedom in Scripture supports a third use of the law.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: third use of the law; law and freedom
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: C - Church History
B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: ALC: Australian Lutheran College
Depositing User: Ms Rosslyn Darmody
Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 06:30
Last Modified: 30 May 2016 06:30
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1983

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