Exegetical Theology and Bible Commentaries

What does St. Paul’s appeal for unity in Christ mean for the church today?

The following excerpt comes from Gregory Lockwood’s Concordia Popular Commentary: 1 Corinthians. In the excerpt, Dr. Lockwood discusses St. Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 1:10–17 about divisions in the church and their meaning for us today. Modern Denominations How does the tendency Paul deplores in 1 Cor 1:10–17 manifest itself in the contemporary church? In response to(…)

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Luther on Christ’s Genealogy

The following excerpt from Luther’s Annotations on Matthew 1–18 (found in volume 67 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works) provides the reformer’s commentary on Matthew’s genealogy of Christ found in the Gospel’s first chapter.

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Book Giveaway: Win a Copy of Concordia Commentary: John 1:1–7:1!

CPH is excited to announce the release of the newest volume in the Concordia Commentary series: John 1:1–7:1 by William Weinrich. And, as we often like to do, we’re celebrating the book’s arrival with a giveaway! During this time of year, we often hear people say “Jesus is the reason for the season.” But Jesus(…)

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Read what others are saying about the newest Concordia Commentary!

“Years of distinguished service to church and world, including an extraordinary career of seminary leadership and teaching, combine with a lifetime of exceptional scholarly reflection upon the works of the apostle and evangelist St. John and the history of the church’s reception of John’s works to produce a tremendous accomplishment. Deftly crafted with masterful attention(…)

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An Interview with Dr. William Weinrich, author of Concordia Commentary: John 1:1–7:1

Dr. William Weinrich, professor of Early Church History and Patristic Studies at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN, is the author of the newly released Concordia Commentary on John 1:1–7:1. Shortly before his commentary was published, we interviewed Dr. Weinrich to find out a little more about himself, his ministry, and his work in writing the commentary. Recently, however, we(…)

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Luther on Peter’s Confession of Christ

Volume 67 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works (released this past summer) completes the translation of Luther’s “commentary” on the Gospel of Matthew as delivered in sermons (vol. 68) and in his Annotations on Matthew 1–18 (vol. 67). Taken together, these writings are the reformer’s most substantial continuous engagement with St. Matthew’s Gospel or(…)

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In Memory of Louis Brighton

Dr. Louis Brighton entered eternal glory with Christ on Friday, November 13, 2015, at the age of 88. He was a pastor in London, England, and Decatur, Illinois, before serving as a professor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, from 1974–1998. His commentary on Revelation was published in 1999 in the Concordia Commentary series. This excerpt(…)

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Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the newest volume in the Concordia Commentary series: John 1:1–7:1 by William Weinrich. In the meantime, we’ve provided an excerpt below to give you a preview of Dr. Weinrich’s discussion on John 3:3. “Unless One Is Begotten from Above, He Is Not Able to See the Kingdom of(…)

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Luther’s Works Vol. 67 Reveals Luther’s Preaching Style

Volume 67 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works (released this past summer) completes the translation of Luther’s “commentary” on the Gospel of Matthew as delivered in sermons (vol. 68) and in his Annotations on Matthew 1–18 (vol. 67). Taken together, these writings are the reformer’s most substantial continuous engagement with St. Matthew’s Gospel or(…)

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Symposium to Celebrate Concordia Commentary: Ephesians

  A symposium to celebrate the publication of the Concordia Commentary on Ephesians, by Dr. Thomas M. Winger, will be held on September 14 on the campus of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Winger is pictured above at the site of ancient Ephesus. For more details, see the flyer below:

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