Historical

Praise for new biography of Frederick the Wise

Frederick the Wise is back from the printer! Read below what others are saying about this fascinating biography of Martin Luther’s protector.   To his family, friends, peers, and subjects, Elector Frederick the Wise of Saxony was much more than simply Martin Luther’s noble protector. Dr. Wellman’s thoroughly researched and engaging biography paints a vivid image of(…)

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Q & A with Sam Wellman, author of “Frederick the Wise”

We asked  Sam Wellman, author of Frederick the Wise: Seen and Unseen Lives of Martin Luther’s Protector, to answer a few questions about the book and his work.   What made you decide to write a biography about Frederick the Wise? I was initially interested in Martin Luther and wrote a complete draft of a biography on(…)

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Commemoration of Patrick, Missionary to Ireland

Who was St. Patrick? He is one of the best-known of the missionary saints. Born to a Christian family in Britain around the year AD 389 he was captured as a teenager by raiders, taken to Ireland, and force to serve as a herdsman. After six years, he escaped and found his way to a(…)

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Frederick the Wise – Available Now

In Frederick the Wise: Seen and Unseen Lives of Martin Luther’s Protector, author Sam Wellman provides us with the first full-length English biography of elector Frederick III of Saxony. Wellman takes readers on a fascinating biographical journey, revealing why the noteworthy elector risked his realm of Saxony to protect the fiery monk Martin Luther and the(…)

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An excerpt from Letters to Lutheran Pastors, volume 2

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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Commemoration of Valentine, Martyr

Who was St. Valentine? A physician and priest living in Rome during the rule of Emperor Claudius, Valentine became one of the noted martyrs of the third century. The commemoration of his death, which occurred in AD 270, became part of the calendar of remembrance in the Early Church of the West. Tradition suggests that(…)

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An excerpt from Friends of the Law

Charges of forgery, heresy, legalism, and immorality turn on the question of whether Martin Luther taught a third use of the Law for the Christian life. For the past sixty years, well-meaning scholars believed they settled the question—with dire consequences. Friends of the Law: Luther’s Use of the Law for the Christian Life sets forth a(…)

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Happy National Lutheran Schools’ Week!

In honor of National Lutheran Schools’ week, we’ve posted below an excerpt from Thomas Korcok’s  Lutheran Education: From Wittenberg to the Future. In his endorsement of this book, Gene Edward Veith, Provost and Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, said: “In this eye-opening history of Lutheran education from its beginnings through the 19th century,(…)

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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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When Was Jesus Really Born?

Myth or Reality? The Birth Date of Jesus and Its Importance by Steven L. Ware, Ph.D. Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary—New York City The modern debate concerning the birth date of Jesus and celebrations thereof was visibly illustrated a few years ago in the New York metropolitan area. At the New Jersey entrance to the Holland(…)

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