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Forde's little book rocks!,
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This review is from: On Being a Theologian of the Cross: Reflections on Luther's Heidelberg Disputation, 1518 (Theology) (Paperback)
After a careful reading of several weeks I am just so impressed with Forde's piece on Luther. In fact, I think this thesis is at the heart of much of the current post-modern me-centric theology that sees everything from my emerging church to my purpose driven life as more important than theologia crucis. A little latin does us good in Forde's book. If people were to take one thing from Forde's piece it is found in the tail end of the book where he says, "God is not, as in the theology of glory, one who waits to approve those who have improved themselves, made themselves acceptable, or merited approval, but one who bestows good on the bad and needy." Indeed much of the current evangelical pablum is all part of a huge "preparation for God's Grace" which surreptitiously arrests the power of the cross and makes our own righteousness more important than our sinfulness. How have we erred so in our churches! The Lutheran message of this volume rocks the theological house. I'm recommending all my theological friends read this book today.