An Excerpt from Walther’s Hymnal to Commemorate the Visitation of Mary

An Excerpt from Walther’s Hymnal to Commemorate the Visitation of Mary

Throughout the formative years of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and well into the early twentieth-century, congregations throughout America used a German hymnal edited by C.F.W. Walther. In Walther’s Hymnal, Matthew Carver, a translator of German and classical literature, presents for the first time in English the hymns and liturgical texts that our grandparents sang and(…)

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Coming Soon! Gerhard’s On Sin and Free Choice

Coming Soon! Gerhard’s On Sin and Free Choice

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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True vs. False Prophecy

True vs. False Prophecy

The following is an excerpt from Lutheran Bible Companion, available this Fall. The LBC, a two-volume set, covers every canonical book of the Bible, including the Apocrypha. This selection is from the “The Books of Prophets,” a section examining the Bible’s understanding of prophecy along with the classic critical views. True Versus False Prophecy How(…)

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An Excerpt from Commentary on Luther’s Catechisms: Lord’s Prayer

An Excerpt from Commentary on Luther’s Catechisms: Lord’s Prayer

For Martin Luther, God’s action in creation, redemption, sanctification, justification, and prayer are inseparably tied together, and all true prayer finds the seed around which it can crystallize in the Lord’s Prayer. Albrecht Peters’ Commentary on Luther’s Catechisms: Lord’s Prayer shows the development of Luther’s thoughts on the Lord’s Prayer and provides the needed context(…)

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Katie Luther: Mother of the Reformation

Katie Luther: Mother of the Reformation

Originally published in German in 1906, The Mother of the Reformation presents a compelling portrait for those desiring to know more about this quietly influential Reformation character. Mark DeGarmeaux brings the warmth of Kroker’s writing to a new generation of those interested in the Reformation and especially Katie, the woman behind the hammer. The excerpt(…)

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Questions and Answers with Dr. A. Andrew Das

Questions and Answers with Dr. A. Andrew Das

Dr. A. Andrew Das took some time to reflect on his Galatians commentary. Read on to learn what led him to this writing, what he thinks about modern Pauline scholarship, and how he hopes his commentary will be influential. How did you become interested in studying Galatians? In 1992 J. Louis Martyn taught a seminar on(…)

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Galatians: A Rare Glimpse into Early Christianity

Galatians: A Rare Glimpse into Early Christianity

The apostle Paul wrote a passionate letter to the Galatians, offering a rare glimpse into the early history of the emerging Christian movement. At the center of debate is whether Gentile Christians should be compelled to obey the Law of Moses, or if justification is purely by grace. A. Andrew Das delivers an informed and(…)

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Book Giveaway: Win a Copy of Galatians Concordia Commentary

Book Giveaway: Win a Copy of Galatians Concordia Commentary

**Note: This contest has ended.** To celebrate our latest Concordia Commentary, we are pleased to offer one lucky winner a free copy of Galatians.  “Galatians stands at the center of the storm in modern Pauline scholarship—a hotbed of theological controversy over justification, whether it is by faith in Christ or by the faithfulness of Christ, the(…)

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Galatians: Concordia Commentary – What People Are Saying

Galatians: Concordia Commentary – What People Are Saying

“Andrew Das takes us systematically through each of the questions that scholars debate about this letter, which was born in controversy and which has been a focal point of controversy ever since.  By the abundance of information he offers, clearly organized for our comprehension, he challenges us to join in the task of reconstructing that(…)

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An Excerpt from Concordia Commentary: Galatians

An Excerpt from Concordia Commentary: Galatians

Concordia Publishing House is pleased to announce the release of its twenty-sixth volume in the Concordia Commentary series: Galatians, by Dr. A. Andrew Das. In modern Pauline scholarship, the ultimate insult is to label an approach “Lutheran.” Most scholars presume that when it comes to the interpretation of Galatians, Luther got it wrong. Although confessional(…)

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