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Where God Meets Man

Where God Meets Man This book about Luther s theology is written out of a two fold conviction First that many of our problems have arisen because we have not really understood our own traditions especially in the case

  • Title: Where God Meets Man
  • Author: Gerhard O. Forde
  • ISBN: 9780806612355
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book about Luther s theology is written out of a two fold conviction First, that many of our problems have arisen because we have not really understood our own traditions, especially in the case of Luther and second, that there is still a lot of help for us in someone like Luther if we take the trouble to probe beneath the surface It is an attempt to interpret LuthThis book about Luther s theology is written out of a two fold conviction First, that many of our problems have arisen because we have not really understood our own traditions, especially in the case of Luther and second, that there is still a lot of help for us in someone like Luther if we take the trouble to probe beneath the surface It is an attempt to interpret Luther s theology for our own day The fundamental theme of the book is the down to earth character of Luther s theology In using this theme, Forde points out that we have failed to understand the basic thrust or direction of Luther s theology and that this failure has caused and is still causing us grief Modern scholarship has demonstrated that Luther simply did not share the views on the nature of faith and salvation that subsequent generations have foisted upon him and used to interpret his thinking This book attempts to bring the results of some of that scholarship to light and make it accessible to those who are searching for answers today The central questions of Christianity are examined in this fresh restatement of Luther s thought the God man relationship, the cross, the sacraments, this world and the next, and the role of the church The author presents the down to earth character of Luther s theology in the hope that it will help individual Christians today to be both faithful to God and true to their human and social responsibilities.

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    1. This book is awesome! It helps the reader to reject the theology of the ladder to heaven that has become so commonplace in the Church today, and invites the reader to come to a place where he or she sees the Christian faith as liberation from the law, as a pathway of death and resurrection, and deals with the implications of that thought to the Christian life. What a great book! I highly recommend it!

    2. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this little book - at the same time, I was kicking myself for not having read it many years ago! This is an excellent book for getting an insight into what Luther was on about - to get the the heart of the Reformer. As a Lutheran from a non-Lutheran background, I think this would be an excellent read for those from other denominations. As I believe the Author successfully points out, it is not the Lutheran Church that is the focus, rather it is th [...]

    3. This is an excellent book and should be required reading for a Lutheran. Forde does a great job of explaining the challenges that we (man) has placed into the church and how our view is corrupt, that we view our religious life as a ladder. I will need to read it again at some point, in order to more fully grasp the messagebut the first go was wonderful. It's a small book, but not a quick read.

    4. Stop trying to climb the ladder to heaven! A short but powerful introduction to Luther's theology, in particular justification, the bondage of the will, and the theology of the cross.

    5. This is by far the best book I have read on Lutheran theology. Every chapter is densely packed with good stuff. The book is short, but it says more than longer books with the same scope.I will be adding this to my once a year reading list. I need this book to become part of me.I do have one beef with the way the book is written; there are no scripture references on which to ground anything he talks about. I guess one could go to Luther who uses scripture in the source material, but this book sho [...]

    6. This book methodically dispels the idea that Christians must climb a ladder to Good through good works and behavior and, instead, espouses the idea that Good meets us where we are, understanding the human things we do. Forde grants great clarity to Luther's theology while providing commentary on current issues in the church. A must read for any interested in learning more about Christianity.

    7. I can't really review this book but I can say that it helped me to better understand what I know. Some times in our actions it seems there is a very fine line between Luther's teachings of law and grace and how we approach those teachings in our life. It seems that we can move from grace to earning points easily.

    8. Cannot recommend this book enough. I bought a used copy on , passed it on to others, after I read it twice. Will get another copy and read it again and again. It is worth reading yearly. I never tire of hearing Where God Meets ME.

    9. A concise, accessible exploration of the core of (an) interpretation of Luther's theology. Provides a nice critique and contrast with the (perhaps louder) voices of decision theology. For me, it is a review and refresh of my Lutheran Confessions seminary class!

    10. This was a lot to chew on. Now that I'm finished, I kind of feel like I should turn around and start the book all over again!

    11. Great book! I borrowed the copy I read, but I'd like to get one of my own. This is a book I will want to refer to again and again.

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