Law & Gospel Theological Writings: The Basics

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Lutheran Theology (Doing Theology)
1.  Lutheran Theology (Doing Theology) by Steven D. Paulson
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  "Magnum Opus!  This is one of the best expositions of the faith, which removes the legal scheme from Christ's saving work ."
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On Being a Theologian of the Cross: Reflections on Luther's Heidelberg Disputation, 1518 (Theology)
2.  On Being a Theologian of the Cross: Reflections on Luther's Heidelberg Disputation, 1518 (Theology) by Martin Luther
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  "This works examines in detail the differences between the theology of glory ( Do This! and it is never done)  and the theology of the cross (Believe this and everything is done)."
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Galatians (Crossway Classic Commentaries)
3.  Galatians (Crossway Classic Commentaries) by J. I. Packer
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  "This is the text book on the distinction between Law & Gospel."
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Hammer of God
4.  Hammer of God by Bo Giertz
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  "Best exposition on Law & Gospel in a novel format."
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Luther for Armchair Theologians
5.  Luther for Armchair Theologians by Steven D. Paulson
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  "One of the best contemporary works on Law/Gospel theology.  Paulson is a magnificent writer and theologian! An essential for a Law/ Gospel theologian's library."
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Handling The Word Of Truth: Law And Gospel In The Church Today
6.  Handling The Word Of Truth: Law And Gospel In The Church Today by John T. Pless
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  "One of the best books on Law/Gospel, articulating the proper distinction in a concise manner.  An essential for the personal library."
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Martin Luther's Theology: A Contemporary Interpretation
7.  Martin Luther's Theology: A Contemporary Interpretation by Oswald Bayer
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  "A+!!!"
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To Live with Christ: Devotions by Bo Giertz
8.  To Live with Christ: Devotions by Bo Giertz by Bo Giertz
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  "The Best Devotional out there!!"
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Living by Faith: Justification and Sanctification (Lutheran Quarterly Books (LQB))
9.  Living by Faith: Justification and Sanctification (Lutheran Quarterly Books (LQB)) by Oswald Bayer
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  "An important and monumental writing that examines how sanctification and justification are interlocked in the  same monergistic event, which can only be understood through the proper distinction of Law and Gospel."
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The Preached God: Proclamation in Word and Sacrament (Lutheran Quarterly Books)
10.  The Preached God: Proclamation in Word and Sacrament (Lutheran Quarterly Books) by Gerhard O. Forde
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Christ Alone (Today's Issues)
11.  Christ Alone (Today's Issues) by Rod Rosenbladt
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  "A wonderful piece of literature that focuses on the Gospel as only revealed through solus Christus.  A down to earth and theological piece written by a true Law/Gospel theologian."
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The Captivation of the Will: Luther Vs. Erasmus on Freedom and Bondage (Lutheran Quarterly Books)
12.  The Captivation of the Will: Luther Vs. Erasmus on Freedom and Bondage (Lutheran Quarterly Books) by Gerhard O. Forde
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  "This work deals with the bound will and the constant need for the Gospel to be preached to sinners."
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Theology the Lutheran Way (Lutheran Quarterly Books)
13.  Theology the Lutheran Way (Lutheran Quarterly Books) by Oswald Bayer
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The Living Word: A Theological Study of Preaching and the Church
14.  The Living Word: A Theological Study of Preaching and the Church by Gustaf Wingren
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  "One of the best works on the theology of preaching.  Wipfandstock should have more copies of this classic piece."
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A More Radical Gospel: Essays on Eschatology, Authority, Atonement, and Ecumenism (Lutheran Quarterly Books)
15.  A More Radical Gospel: Essays on Eschatology, Authority, Atonement, and Ecumenism (Lutheran Quarterly Books) by Gerhard O. Forde
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Martin Luther's Theology: Its Historical and Systematic Development
16.  Martin Luther's Theology: Its Historical and Systematic Development by Bernhard Lohse
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  "Amazing coverage of Luther's Theology and the development of his doctrine on Law & Gospel."
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Theology Is for Proclamation
17.  Theology Is for Proclamation by Gerhard O. Forde
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  "Theology is for proclamation indeed!"
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Free to be: A handbook to Luther's Small catechism
18.  Free to be: A handbook to Luther's Small catechism by James Arne Nestingen
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  "One of my favorites.  Sums up clearly the benefits of the Promise.  It is in stock at Augsburg Fortress Press."
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Why I Am a Lutheran: Jesus at the Center
19.  Why I Am a Lutheran: Jesus at the Center by Daniel Preus
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  "This is a great read on Law/Gospel from a LCMS minister."
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Commentary on Romans (Luther Classic Commentaries)
20.  Commentary on Romans (Luther Classic Commentaries) by Martin Luther
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  "Luther's breakthrough (aside from Psalm 51)."
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The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out
21.  The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out by Brennan Manning
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Faith Victorious: An Introduction to Luther's Theology
22.  Faith Victorious: An Introduction to Luther's Theology by Lennart Pinomaa
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Faith Active in Love
23.  Faith Active in Love by George Forell
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  "A wonderful work on understanding law and gospel as it pertains to social ethics."
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Sanctification: Christ in Action (Impact Series)
24.  Sanctification: Christ in Action (Impact Series) by Harold L. Senkbeil
The list author says:
  "A wonderful Law/Gospel treatment of sanctification.  Senkbeil tracks the history of Moralism in Evangelical America up to the present day. Oppossed to moralistic thinking that claims the Christian as the subject of his own sanctification, Senkbil properly explains that that Christ is the subject and sinners are the direct object of His action."
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The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
25.  The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Robert Kolb
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The Reformation Essays of Dr. Robert Barnes:
26.  The Reformation Essays of Dr. Robert Barnes: by Neelak S. Tjernagel
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  "Yes... the English Reformation resulted from the proclamation of God's promise via Law & Gospel.  This was it's beginning.  Here is the proof."
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Justification by Faith: A Matter of Death and Life
27.  Justification by Faith: A Matter of Death and Life by Gerhard O. Forde
The list author says:
  "This is one Forde's best pieces of literature.  We are simply the direct object of God's active work.  Via the proper distinction of Law/Gospel, Forde sharply argues that we are justified by sola fides via sola gratia.  A milestone in Law/Gospel literature. BTW, you can buy this at Sigler Press."
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The Righteousness of Faith According to Luther:
28.  The Righteousness of Faith According to Luther: by Hans J. Iwand
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  "A work that is way over due for translation is finally here. This is one of my favorite works, dealing with faith and righteousness. Wipfandstock should have more copies of this classic piece."
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Law and gospel (Facet books)
29.  Law and gospel (Facet books) by Werner Elert
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  "WipfandStock should have reprints of this foundational piece.  This is an extremely important work that explains the relationship between Law and Gospel.  Elert tracks the origin of the idea of the third use of the law, as fermenting from 16th century theory, rather than from St. Paul.  All Law/ Gospel theologians should have a copy of this monumental work."
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Luther: An Introduction to His Thought
30.  Luther: An Introduction to His Thought by Gerhard Ebeling
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  "Another great introduction into Law & Gospel hermeneutics."
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Bondage of the Will, The
31.  Bondage of the Will, The by Martin Luther
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  "Of course... this is a classic. Best translation of Luther's "Bondage of the Will" in paperback. I encourage anybody who believes that there will is neutral to read this book."
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The Spoken Word (Fortress Resources for Preaching)
32.  The Spoken Word (Fortress Resources for Preaching) by Sheldon A. Tostengard
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  "A great commentary to how the proper distinction relates to preaching."
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