Did Martin Luther advocate modern secular states, leaving Christian morality out of the public sphere? Or did he hopelessly confuse church and state? Did he have a consistent political approach? Dispelling myths and misinterpretations, Jarrett Carty explores Luther’s political thought in Divine Kingdom, Holy Order, the first major anthology focused on the reformer’s political writings.
Archives for December 2012
CPH is pleased to announce the release of the twenty-third volume in the Concordia Commentary series, available now. The new commentary covers 1, 2, and 3 John. These epistles represent the singular voice of an extraordinary theologian. John, the last living apostle, writes to his “children.” For decades John has served as the elder father of the house churches of Asia Minor, but during his exile, false teaching has persuaded some to abandon the faith and the life of the community of the beloved. At least one house church’s leader has presumed to advance his own teaching at the expense of the apostle’s instruction. [Read more…] about Concordia Commentary on the Johannine Epistles Available Now
Volumes 59 and 60 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works present a collection of the prefaces for the works of others written by Martin Luther throughout his career. The more than 80 documents included in these two volumes paint an intriguing picture of the reformer as he interacts with friends and opponents and subject matter both familiar (such as biblical commentary) and unique (such as astrology). Elite scholars from around the world have translated and annotated these prefaces to provide a snapshot of both the author of the work and the reformer’s rationale for engaging with the material. As a result, the sum total of these volumes provides a surprisingly detailed “biography” of the reformer and the historical context within which he labored for the Gospel.
The following is a selection from the introduction to volumes 59–60. The complete text, including the detailed annotations not included here, is available in LW 59: Prefaces I. Click Luther’s Works for information on becoming a subscriber to the extension of the American Edition of Luther’s Works. [Read more…] about Explore the Newest Volumes of Luther’s Works: American Edition