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The Proper Distinction of Law and Gospel

Instructor: Earle Treptow

God’s Word is properly divided only when the distinction between law and gospel is maintained as “an especially glorious light,” in the words of the Formula. Class participants will have opportunity to reflect on God’s two words to sinners, noting what they have in common, how they are different, and how the Lord means for them to be used. Special attention will be given to examples of law and gospel confusion within Christendom, as well as ways in which Lutheran pastors may unwittingly misuse God’s two words, all with the goal of sharpening our use of God’s saving truth, for the benefit of souls (ours and others) and the glory of the Savior.

During Summer Online 2024, this course will run 10 weeks from June 3 through August 9.

This course can be applied to either the Systematic Theology or Preaching and Worship focus area of the STM program.

Advanced Degree Program(s): STM
Area of Study: Systematic Theology
Tuition: $1200
Course Number: ST5004
Course Credits: 3.0
Dates Term Location
06/03/2024 to 07/26/2024 Summer Online 2024 Online View Courses
06/06/2022 to 08/05/2022 Summer Quarter Online 2022 Online View Courses