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C. F. W. Walther on pastoral care of the sick

C. F. W. Walther on pastoral care of the sick

In his monumental work American-Lutheran Pastoral Theology, C. F. W. Walther addresses everything necessary for the pastor faithfully to carry out his call to minister to God’s people. In addition to guidance for sermon preparation and delivery, proper use of the Sacraments, proper exercise of church discipline, education of the youth, and other topics, Walther(…)

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Preview Walther’s Pastoral Theology

Preview Walther’s <i>Pastoral Theology</i>

For the first time, the complete text of C. F. W. Walther’s American-Lutheran Pastoral Theology is available in English. In this masterful work, Walther explores the “how” and “why” of the pastoral office, from its basis in Scripture to its activity in the daily lives of God’s people. Walther offers pastors guidance collected from Scripture and the(…)

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What people are saying about Walther’s Pastoral Theology

What people are saying about Walther’s <i>Pastoral Theology</i>

English readers can now take full advantage of the first-ever pastoral theology prepared for pastors in the North American Lutheran context. This unabridged English translation of C. F. W. Walther’s American-Lutheran Pastoral Theology invites readers to explore the many ways God calls His undershepherds to care for His people. Walther has here gathered the best(…)

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What Are the Duties of Ministers of the Church?

What Are the Duties of Ministers of the Church?

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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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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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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Announcing the release of Johann Gerhard’s “On the Ministry II”

Announcing the release of Johann Gerhard’s “On the Ministry II”

Concordia Publishing House is proud to present Gerhard’s On the Ministry II, the latest volume of the Theological Commonplaces in English, coming beside On the Ministry I and On the Church to complete Gerhard’s definitive treatment of the doctrines of church and ministry. We asked Rev. Dr. Benjamin Mayes, general editor for the series, how this volume can help pastors today, what(…)

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