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"Justification by faith alone" labels theologically the
motor that energized the Reformation. The dynamic behind the
language can still mean renewal for theology and church today, but
only if that legal metaphor is not left to stand alone.
Gerhard Forde calls for a recovery of Paul's equally vital
metaphor of death-resurrection, which speaks of our dying to the old
and being raised to new life in Christ. Justification, he
contends, is death and rising, and where these complimentary
metaphors are allowed to interpret one another the Gospel can once
again explode with all its power.
This fresh appropriation of the confessional witness contributes
not only to an enhanced understanding of Reformation teachings, but
also to an ecumenical dialogue that is zeroing in more closely on
the catholic provenance and current vitality of the Augsburg