Does the Covenant of Works/Covenant of Grace Schema Confuse the Law/Gospel Distinction?: A Lutheran/Reformed Conversation-The Lutheran View

Thursday, 05 Jul 2007

Yes. This Reformed formulation minimizes the radical contrast between God's right and left hands. The concept of the covenant obviously has historical origins that pertain to establishing an orderly and amicable existence in a wide range of human affairs. But theologically, the idea of covenant provides a helpful description of God's people as well to describe their response to his initiative. Biblical scholars in the twentieth century highlighted the importance of covenant as one of the dominant leitmotivs throughout the Scriptures. It has even been identified as "the major metaphor used to describe the ...

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