Wilhelm Loehe and Confessional Lutheranism

Wilhelm Loehe and Confessional Lutheranism

In commemoration of Wilhelm Loehe’s birth on February 21, we’ve posted below an excerpt from his biography, The Life, Work, and Influence of Wilhelm Loehe, 1808–1872, originally written in German by Erika Geiger and translated by Wolf Knappe. A pastor in nineteenth-century Germany, Wilhelm Loehe became a father of confessional Lutheranism in North America and(…)

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The Season of Lent

The Season of Lent

To mark the first day of Lent, we’ve posted below an excerpt from Heaven on Earth in which Arthur Just describes the theological accents in the season of Lent. The Time of Easter—The Seasons of Lent and Easter A dramatic shift takes place as the Church Year moves toward the time of Lent and Easter.(…)

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Free Downloadable Guide for Reading Luther’s Works

Free Downloadable Guide for Reading Luther’s Works

Learn from Luther’s deep faith, clear vision, and keen biblical insight with A Guide to a Year’s Reading in Luther’s Works. Recently made available as a free downloadable, this guide will lead you through an in-depth study of the writings of Martin Luther as found in the American Edition of Luther’s Works. Each daily reading(…)

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Commemorating Philip Melanchthon

Commemorating Philip Melanchthon

Today we commemorate the birth of Philip Melanchthon (born on February 16 in 1497)—author, humanist, reformer, theologian, and educator.  In 1521, Melanchthon published the Loci Communes, of which Martin Luther once said: “Philip Melanchthon’s invincible little book on Loci Theologici in my judgment is worthy not only of immortality but even of the Church’s canon.”(…)

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Commemoration of Valentine, Martyr

Commemoration of Valentine, Martyr

Who was St. Valentine? A physician and priest living in Rome during the rule of Emperor Claudius, Valentine became one of the noted martyrs of the third century. The commemoration of his death, which occurred in AD 270, became part of the calendar of remembrance in the Early Church of the West. Tradition suggests that(…)

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An excerpt from Friends of the Law

An excerpt from Friends of the Law

Charges of forgery, heresy, legalism, and immorality turn on the question of whether Martin Luther taught a third use of the Law for the Christian life. For the past sixty years, well-meaning scholars believed they settled the question—with dire consequences. Friends of the Law: Luther’s Use of the Law for the Christian Life sets forth a(…)

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Release of Letters to Lutheran Pastors 3 Concludes a Nearly 25-Year Publishing Journey

Release of Letters to Lutheran Pastors 3 Concludes a Nearly 25-Year Publishing Journey

With this third volume of Hermann Sasse’s Letters to Lutheran Pastors, an effort of nearly a quarter century comes to a close. There is, to be sure, much more Sasse to translate and publish, and others have and are taking up the challenge. . . . With two volumes of The Lonely Way and with(…)

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Gerhard on Prayer

Gerhard on Prayer

A prolific writer, professor, and pastor, Johann Gerhard (1582–1637) is regarded as one of the greatest theologians and thinkers of his time. Meditations on Divine Mercy is a collection of prayers written by Johann Gerhard and now available for English readers to enjoy and appreciate. In addition to Gerhard’s prayers, the book also includes a(…)

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Did Christianity Turn the World Upside Down?

Did Christianity Turn the World Upside Down?

If you’re in the St. Louis area, join Dr. Alvin J. Schmidt, author of The American Muhammad (St. Louis: Concordia, 2013), as he presents a lecture entitled “Christianity Once Turned the World Upside Down: Is It Still True?” on February 7. The lecture is free to the public and will take place at Village Lutheran(…)

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Book Giveaway: Win a book of your choice from the 2015 Academic Catalog!

It’s a new year, which means there’s a new Professional and Academic Book Catalog with lots of great new products. Since we like to celebrate new things with giveaways, we’d like to offer one lucky winner the book of his/her choice from our 2015 Professional and Academic Book Catalog. If you haven’t received your copy(…)

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