The Lutheran Blend Sin and the JDDJ

  • Jakob Karl Rinderknecht
Part of the Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue book series (PEID)


The mapping for Sin is complex in Lutheran thought. This chapter shows how this complex reality is integrated into the differentiated consensus of the JDDJ. It also demonstrates that the Roman Catholic position can be accepted by Lutherans within the differentiated consensus. To do so, it maps the Lutheran blends for sin developed in the previous chapter as Sin is that which is Not in Accord with Gods Law, framed by the Lutheran distinction between law and gospel. Luther’s metaphoric blends for “ruled sin,” Sin is a Sickness to be Healed and Sin is an Imprisoned Robber, uncover an eschatological dimension to the Lutheran understanding of sin, mirroring that of the Roman Catholic position.


Logical Separation Session Versus Joint Declaration Simplex Network Christian Life 
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  • Jakob Karl Rinderknecht
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  1. 1.San AntonioUSA

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