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Release of Letters to Lutheran Pastors 3 Concludes a Nearly 25-Year Publishing Journey

With this third volume of Hermann Sasse’s Letters to Lutheran Pastors, an effort of nearly a quarter century comes to a close. There is, to be sure, much more Sasse to translate and publish, and others have and are taking up the challenge. . . . With two volumes of The Lonely Way and with(…)

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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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Melanchthon’s Commonplaces and the Translating Process: An Interview with Dr. Christian Preus

In his first project for Concordia Publishing House, Dr. Christian Preus took on the translation of the 1521 edition of Philipp Melanchthon’s Loci Communes, published under the title Commonplaces: Loci Communes 1521. The following interview introduces this essential theological text, its author, and its translator.

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Praise for Melanchthon’s 1521 Commonplaces

Martin Luther called Philip Melanchthon’s most important work, Commonplaces: Loci Communes 1521, worthy of immortality. This lively, accessible English translation by Christian Preus includes an introduction that delves in to the history of this important contribution to the Reformation movement, as well as extensive footnotes that explain the people and concepts used by Melanchthon to explain the(…)

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Discover the Book Luther Called Worthy of Immortality

Arguably, Philip Melanchthon’s most important work, Commonplaces: Loci Communes 1521 is the first Lutheran work of “systematic theology,” providing a thoughtful yet succinct summary of the Word of God. In these pages, Melanchthon explains the central themes of Scripture, following the outline of the Book of Romans. This lively, accessible English translation includes extensive, helpful(…)

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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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When Was Jesus Really Born?

 “A truly comprehensive reading of all of the calendars, time lines, church chronologies, and other materials that provide the evidence for dating the birth of our Lord.” —Charles J. Scalise, Professor of Church History, Fuller Theological Seminary  The most important events in human history—the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ—are celebrated by Christians(…)

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Walther’s Gospel Sermons – Available Now

Available now! Walther’s Gospel Sermons: Vol. 1. C.F.W. Walther’s sermons reflect not only the importance of Walther as a leading theologian but also his extraordinary gift as a preacher. These compelling and comforting sermons give us a glimpse of life in the 1800s – surprisingly not so different from today. Dr. Joel Heck, professor of theology(…)

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