Fortress Press

Luther's Outlaw God, Volume 2: Hidden in the Cross

In this second of three volumes addressing Luther's outlaw God, Steven D. Paulson uses several biblical figures (Ezekiel, Jonah, Moses, David, and more) to illustrate Luther's understanding of law and gospel and what this means for preaching. Paulson shows that the challenge of all preaching is revealing God's actual grace without using the law at all. The gospel is what freed Luther from thinking of the world as split into two: an obscure world where law accuses and a magical world where the law blesses. With remarkable depth and clarity, Paulson explores the question: Where do we find a gracious God? For Luther, it was not in the law, but only in the publicly executed and hated God, Jesus Christ, hidden in the cross.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506458533
  • eBook ISBN 9781506458540
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 275
  • Publication Date September 3, 2019

Table of Contents

1. Luther's Theologoumenon 
2. Jonah, God's Worm 
3. God against the gods 
4. Adam's Fall and Cain's Failure 
5. Paul at the Areopagus 
6. Adam's First Sermon 
7. Moses Sees Glory 
8. David's Trial 
9. New Cabala