Read below what others are saying about the newest volume in the Walther’s Works Series: All Glory to God.
C. F. W. Walther deserves more credit than any other man for the restoration of orthodox Lutheran dogmatics, which by the grace of God took place in America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Unlike his student Francis Pieper and his younger contemporary Adolf Hoenecke, Walther did not produce a dogmatics textbook since he worked from the Walther-Baier compendium of quotations from the dogmaticians of the seventeenth century. Students of Lutheran dogmatics, therefore, will welcome this collection as the closest thing we have to a summary of Walther’s complete dogmatics.
—Prof. John Brug
Professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament
Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Battling a fever and only months before his death, C. F. W. Walther concludes his straight-forward defense of the major doctrines of the true Christian Church, consistently using the question, “Does this teaching give all glory to God alone?” as a sure and certain litmus test for theological truthfulness.
In this final apologetic, Walther makes the case for a conservative, confessional Lutheran approach to the major doctrines of Scripture. In deliberative and comprehensive fashion, he calls to the witness stand the testimony of his opponents, contrasting them with the clear words of the prophets and apostles, the Lutheran Confessions, Luther, and the Lutheran Church Fathers.
This presentation to the Western District over the course of eleven conventions (1873–1886), is C. F. W. Walther’s Smalcald Articles; it is a final legacy—a theological last will and testament—to his beloved church family. This volume is key to understanding the turbulent historical and religious context in which the first president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod presents the unchanging Word revealed by the Lord through Luther and the Reformation.
—Rev. Dr. Daniel N. Harmelink
Executive Director, Concordia Historical Institute