What are you translating?

What are you translating?

It’s an exciting time to be a Lutheran. For centuries, good Lutheran theology and other books were written in German or Latin. English hasn’t been used by Lutherans for all that long. But more and more good Lutheran books from the past and present are being translated into English, and your Professional and Academic Book Team(…)

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Book Giveaway: Win a free copy of Isaiah 56–66!

Book Giveaway: Win a free copy of Isaiah 56–66!

Sorry, this contest has ended. Try again next time!   To celebrate the release of our latest Concordia Commentary, we are pleased to offer one lucky winner a free copy of Isaiah 56–66. Isaiah 56–66 is the culmination of the prophet’s message condemning humanity’s sin and promising the Suffering Servant, who atones for that sin,(…)

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In Commemoration of Adam and Eve

In Commemoration of Adam and Eve

Pastor Valerius Herberger (1562–1627) served St. Mary’s parish church in Fraustadt (now Wschowa) Poland during the most difficult days of the Counter-Reformation when a royal decree ousted the congregation from its building in 1604. As a deacon and preacher in the congregation for nearly forty years, Herberger left us a remarkable example of biblical interpretation,(…)

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Luther on Confession and Absolution

Luther on Confession and Absolution

The newest addition to Luther’s Works, American edition, is Volume 77, which continues Luther’s 1540–44 Church Postil. The sermons in this volume cover Easter through Pentecost, providing a message on the appointed Epistle and Gospel readings. In his customary fashion, Luther explicates Scripture and also addresses church history, the contemporary situation, and urges his listeners to(…)

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Luther’s Summer Postil Focus of Newest Release in Luther’s Works

Luther’s Summer Postil Focus of Newest Release in Luther’s Works

Just in time for Christmas, the third volume in Concordia’s release of Luther’s Church Postil (sermons for the church year) is now available. Part of the ongoing translation of Luther’s Works, this volume is the first of the Summer Postil (1544). In combination with the final edition of Luther’s Winter Postil (1540, LW 75–76), the whole(…)

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An Excerpt from Letters to Lutheran Pastors, volume 3

An Excerpt from Letters to Lutheran Pastors, volume 3

German theologian Hermann Sasse (1895–1976) was trained at the University of Berlin but became a convinced confessional Lutheran after discovering the writings of Wilhelm Löhe while studying in the United States. His professional career at the University of Erlangen was forever marked by Hitler and the Nazis. Sasse was a vocal opponent of the Third(…)

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On Creation and Predestination

On Creation and Predestination

Johann Gerhard (1582–1637) is considered by many as the third preeminent theologian of the Lutheran Reformation, following Martin Luther and Martin Chemnitz. In his magisterial Theological Commonplaces, he systematically, skillfully, and precisely presents the doctrines of the Christian faith, arguing against the positions of Roman Catholics (as represented by Robert Bellarmine) and the Reformed (as(…)

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What others are saying about the newest Concordia Commentary, Isaiah 56-66

What others are saying about the newest Concordia Commentary, Isaiah 56-66

Dr. Reed Lessing’s commentary on Isaiah 56-66 has received outstanding advance endorsements from the academic community. Read below what scholars are saying about the book! As with his earlier work on Isaiah 40–55, Professor Lessing has given us a highly useful commentary on chapters 56–66. More than many others, it nicely balances linguistic and grammatical precision, exegetical(…)

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When Was Jesus Really Born?

When Was Jesus Really Born?

Myth or Reality? The Birth Date of Jesus and Its Importance by Steven L. Ware, Ph.D. Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary—New York City The modern debate concerning the birth date of Jesus and celebrations thereof was visibly illustrated a few years ago in the New York metropolitan area. At the New Jersey entrance to the Holland(…)

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A Devotion for the Monday after Last Sunday in the Church Year

A Devotion for the Monday after Last Sunday in the Church Year

The devotional writings of noted Swedish pastor, bishop, and author Bo Giertz offer what foreword writer John Pless calls “sturdy confessional Lutheranism with warm piety born of confidence in the Gospel.” To Live With Christ translates a collection of Giertz’s classic devotions for those who want to explore their Christian faith and to connect God’s Word(…)

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