Announcing the Release of Chemnitz’s Church Order

For the first time in English, pastors, scholars, and historians can explore a crucial text in the process of the ongoing reformation of the German churches. The 1569 Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel Church Order (Chemnitz’s Works Vol. 9) was prepared by Martin Chemnitz and Jacob Andreae, two men who would go on to craft the Formula of Concord. This Church Order reveals(…)

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Unfolding the Liturgy

Because the Church commemorates St. Timothy, pastor and confessor, on January 24, we are posting today an excerpt from Preaching is Worship. Preaching is arguably the most important work of the Christian pastor. Multiple contexts surround the sermon and impact the sermon, even when the preacher is unaware of them. Homileticians may identify as many(…)

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An Excerpt from Faith and Act

Faith and Act: The Survival of Medieval Ceremonies in the Lutheran Reformation presents Ernst Walter Zeeden’s classic study of how medieval church practices continued and developed within Lutheran church orders. Zeeden offers readers a unique perspective of how faith influences the act of worship. Historians of liturgy and theology will discover insights and important continuity(…)

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