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Luther’s Summer Postil Focus of Newest Release in Luther’s Works

Just in time for Christmas, the third volume in Concordia’s release of Luther’s Church Postil (sermons for the church year) is now available. Part of the ongoing translation of Luther’s Works, this volume is the first of the Summer Postil (1544). In combination with the final edition of Luther’s Winter Postil (1540, LW 75–76), the whole(…)

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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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New Addition to Walther’s Works

With the release of the second volume of C. F. W. Walther’s Gospel Sermons, Concordia  provides yet another collection of key writings of the first president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Walther’s sermons reflect not only his importance as leading theologian of the LCMS in the first decades of its existence but also his extraordinary(…)

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The History of Luther’s Church Postil

Concordia Publishing House will soon release LW 76: Church Postils II, the second of five volumes of Martin Luther’s Church Postil. The Church Postil consists of Luther’s sermons for the church year. Luther began working on it while hiding out at the Wartburg in 1521. Alongside his translation of the New Testament into German, he intended that the(…)

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Valerius Herberger on the Sabbath Rest

This excerpt introduces the meditations on Genesis prepared by Valerius Herberger (1562–1627), a Lutheran pastor in Fraustadt (now Wschowa), Poland. Herberger regarded the Scriptures “rather like the linen cloths that wrapped the infant Jesus in the manger, and traced his Lord in every little wrinkle” (from the translator’s preface). 

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Lutheran Translations in Progress

It’s an exciting time to be a Lutheran! For centuries, good Lutheran theology and other books were written in German or Latin; English hasn’t been used by Lutherans for very long. But more and more of these good Lutheran books from the past and present are being translated into English, and your Professional and Academic(…)

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