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What People Are Saying about The Christian Year of Grace

Matthew Carver’s translation of the postils of Johann Spangenberg is a giant step forward in our appreciation of the worship and preaching of the Reformation. Spangenberg as a colleague and friend of Luther did much to popularize the teaching of Protestant theology. What we find particularly interesting in this translation is how it throws light(…)

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Spangenberg’s The Christian Year of Grace Now Available

A key feature of the Lutheran Reformation was the transformation of preaching and catechesis. Luther’s catechisms and his postils (collections of sermons)—rendered affordable to the layperson with the advent of printing—were standard volumes in the devotional libraries of many Christians. Johann Spangenberg, a colleague of Martin Luther, further adapted the postil form for catechesis with(…)

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Coming this November! The Christian Year of Grace

After Martin Luther’s Postils (sermons on the appointed Bible readings of the Church Year), Johann Spangenberg’s Questions and Answers was the premier Lutheran devotional book of the Reformation era. His explanations of the chief parts of Scripture, in question-and-answer format, taught and fed countless Evangelical Lutheran people of all ages and vocations for centuries. Now(…)

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Valerius Herberger and The Great Works of God

Pastor Valerius Herberger (1562–1627) served St. Mary’s parish church in Fraustadt (now Wschowa) Poland during the most difficult days of the Counter-Reformation when a royal decree ousted the congregation from its building in 1604. As a deacon and preacher in the congregation for nearly forty years, Herberger left us a remarkable example of biblical interpretation,(…)

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