Lutheran Slogans: Use and Abuse Robert W. Jenson

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Lutheran Slogans: Use and Abuse  by  Robert W. Jenson

Lutheran Slogans: Use and Abuse by Robert W. Jenson
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In twelve succinct chapters, Robert W. Jenson surveys a variety of phrases that have, over the years, grown to work as slogans within churches of the Reformation. Jenson writes, The problem with slogans is that as over time they become increasinglyMoreIn twelve succinct chapters, Robert W.

Jenson surveys a variety of phrases that have, over the years, grown to work as slogans within churches of the Reformation. Jenson writes, The problem with slogans is that as over time they become increasingly necessary, they just so tend to acquire lives of their own, and then can become untethered from the complex of ideas and practices which they once evoked. In that free-floating currency they are then available to be wielded to various ends, often antithetically to their original service and without awareness that this is happening (p.

6).The structure of the book is to analyze and critique a slogan along the lines sketched out in this quotation. Jenson distinguishes use from abuse, gives brief histories of both, and shows how the slogans can be rehabilitated for helpful use in the life of the Church.



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