The Creating and Preserving Nature of God the Father

The Creating and Preserving Nature of God the Father

For Martin Luther, God’s action in creation, redemption, sanctification, justification, and prayer are inseparably tied together. Albrecht Peters’ Commentary on Luther’s Catechisms: Creed shows the development of Luther’s thoughts on the persons of the Trinity and their work and provides the needed context for Luther’s interpretation within that of the Western tradition. The following excerpt(…)

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What Others Are Saying about Church Fellowship

What Others Are Saying about Church Fellowship

This book could easily be titled, “The Best of Walther,” because it contains his most significant essays outside of his well-known Law & Gospel and Church & Office books. All the essays are eminently relevant today. Walther’s writings on confessional subscription, doctrinal development, and the duties of a Lutheran synod are alone well worth the(…)

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An Excerpt from Walther’s Works: Church Fellowship

An Excerpt from Walther’s Works: Church Fellowship

From 1857 to 1884, C. F. W. Walther (the first president of the LCMS) wrote numerous articles and speeches addressing Lutheran identity and Lutheran unity in doctrine and practice on the basis of Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. For the first time, these previously scattered, inaccessible, and even forgotten writings are being brought together in Church(…)

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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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