Forde on Basics

  • Forde manifesto 1987: “Radical Lutheranism” “What is at stake is a mode of doing theology and a practice in church and society derived from that radical statement of the gospel.”
  • Excerpts from Forde’s 1997: Theological Autobiography “The theology at which I have arrived is the result of a quest for faith. It is not really an option for me.”
  • “The End of Theology” Forde gave this lecture at Luther Seminary’s 1997 Mid-Winter Convocation: What Are We Up To? Systematic Theologians at Work.
  • Excerpts from Forde on being a post-liberal Lutheran.

    “We Lutherans have a contribution that is a vital understanding of what it means to preach the gospel and to give the sacramental gifts.”