By Wilhelm Pauck
Wilhelm Pauck complements his clean translation of Luther's Lectures on Romans with a physique of notes which, together with his lucid advent, drastically complements the usefulness of Luther's work.
Long famous for the standard of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics offers students and scholars with smooth English translations of a few of the main major Christian theological texts in historical past. via those works--each written sooner than the top of the 16th century--contemporary readers may be able to have interaction the guidelines that experience formed Christian theology and the church during the centuries.
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29 WA 3, 466, 26. 30 Holl, op. cit, pp. 188, 193 f. 31 WA 56, 262, 21. 32 WA 56, 33, 13. GENERAL INTRODUCTION XXXV and thus are confident that they will be saved by their works. It is these people he tries to lead to the realization that they must take the grace of God more seriously [inducere ad magnificandam gratiam Dei], but one cannot take it seriously unless one first acknowledges and takes seriously [magnificatur] the sin that is forgiven by it. This is why some were scandalized by this when they heard about it.
But he that listens to the voice and verdict of his conscience and acknowledges himself as a sinner before God and submits to his judgment finds that God sends grace through his justice, for he reveals himself as righteous in order to make man righteous: he kills in order to make alive; he breaks down man's pride and self-sufficiency in order to heal him forever; he condemns him in order to forgive him; he humiliates him in30order to accept him in grace and in order to make him righteous. "31 III.
Luther engages himself in these reminiscenses in order to explain the background and purpose of the writings he published in the years 1517-1521, for these were the content of the first volume of his Collected Works. In this connection, he makes mention also of the Commentary on The Psalms (Operationes in Psalmos), which he had published in 1519-1520 in a fragmentary form, seeing that because of his controversy with his papal opponents he would be unable to complete it. His statement throws light also on the question: What importance did he himself attach to his lectures on Romans?
Luther: Lectures on Romans (Library of Christian Classics (Paperback Westminster)) by Wilhelm Pauck