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Christian Character Formation: Lutheran Studies of the Law, Anthropology, Worship, and Virtue

Gifford A. Grobien


This work investigates worship and formation in view of Christian anthropology, particularly union with Christ. Traditions which value justification by faith wrestle to some degree with how to describe and encourage ethical formation when salvation and righteousness are presented as gracious and complete. The dialectic of law and gospel has suggested to some that forgiveness and the advocacy of ethical norms contend with each other. By viewing justification and formation in light of Christ’s righteousness which is both imputed and imparted, it is more readily seen that forgiveness and ethics c ... More

Keywords: law, worship, sacraments, means of grace, righteousness, ethical formation, union with Christ, justification, character, virtue

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198746195
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198746195.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gifford A. Grobien, author
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Concordia Theological Seminary