Historical

Commemorating Dorcas, Lydia, and Phoebe

Commemorating Dorcas, Lydia, and Phoebe

Deaconess Cheryl D. Naumann presents a rich and insightful look at the deaconess vocation and its blessing to the LCMS. Using primary documents, personal recollections, and interviews, In the Footsteps of Phoebe fills a significant gap in the annals of synodical history. Collected in this one volume is a record of events as well as(…)

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The Diaconate in the Ancient Church

The Diaconate in the Ancient Church

In The Diaconate of the Ancient and Medieval Church, eminent Wittenberg law professor Caspar Ziegler (1621–90) provides contemporary church workers and students of history with a detailed description of how Christians have shown mercy to a lost and dying world from apostolic times to the Reformation. Ziegler’s detailed study engages at least 500 primary sources to illustrate expertly the(…)

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An Excerpt from Law and Gospel

An Excerpt from Law and Gospel

In 1878, C.F.W. Walther began a series of lectures to the students of Concordia Seminary on thirteen theses about Law and Gospel. Because of the popularity of the presentation, Walther presented a second, expanded, lecture series in 1884–85 on twenty-five theses. In 1929, the notes of the second lecture series were printed in translation by(…)

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Festschrift Honors the Rev. Dr. Dean Wenthe

Festschrift Honors the Rev. Dr. Dean Wenthe

As professor, pastor, and president, Christ has always been at the center of Dean Orrin Wenthe’s confession and practice. His clarity of thought and charity of heart has encouraged and in­spired his parishioners, colleagues, and, especially, students entering the pastoral min­istry in coming to a deeper understanding of their Lord Christ. Written in honor of(…)

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New Addition to Walther’s Works

New Addition to Walther’s Works

With the release of the second volume of C. F. W. Walther’s Gospel Sermons, Concordia  provides yet another collection of key writings of the first president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Walther’s sermons reflect not only his importance as leading theologian of the LCMS in the first decades of its existence but also his extraordinary(…)

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The History of Luther’s Church Postil

The History of Luther’s Church Postil

Concordia Publishing House will soon release LW 76: Church Postils II, the second of five volumes of Martin Luther’s Church Postil. The Church Postil consists of Luther’s sermons for the church year. Luther began working on it while hiding out at the Wartburg in 1521. Alongside his translation of the New Testament into German, he intended that the(…)

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When Was Jesus Really Born?

When Was Jesus Really Born?

 “A truly comprehensive reading of all of the calendars, time lines, church chronologies, and other materials that provide the evidence for dating the birth of our Lord.” —Charles J. Scalise, Professor of Church History, Fuller Theological Seminary  The most important events in human history—the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ—are celebrated by Christians(…)

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Valerius Herberger on the Sabbath Rest

Valerius Herberger on the Sabbath Rest

This excerpt introduces the meditations on Genesis prepared by Valerius Herberger (1562–1627), a Lutheran pastor in Fraustadt (now Wschowa), Poland. Herberger regarded the Scriptures “rather like the linen cloths that wrapped the infant Jesus in the manger, and traced his Lord in every little wrinkle” (from the translator’s preface). 

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Ancient Biblical Coins

Ancient Biblical Coins

Dr. James Voelz of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, brought a selection of ancient coins to Concordia Publishing House to be photographed for his forthcoming Concordia Commentary on Mark 1:1–8:26 (available December 2013). These coins are microcosms of the history, politics, and culture that formed the context for our Lord’s ministry, as recorded in the Gospels.(…)

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Walther’s Gospel Sermons – Available Now

Walther’s Gospel Sermons – Available Now

Available now! Walther’s Gospel Sermons: Vol. 1. C.F.W. Walther’s sermons reflect not only the importance of Walther as a leading theologian but also his extraordinary gift as a preacher. These compelling and comforting sermons give us a glimpse of life in the 1800s – surprisingly not so different from today. Dr. Joel Heck, professor of theology(…)

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