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The Annotated Luther, Volume 3: Church and Sacraments

The Annotated Luther, Volume 3: Church and Sacraments

Author: 
Paul W. Robinson (Editor)
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Volume 3 of The Annotated Luther series presents five key writings that focus on Martin Luther's understanding of the gospel as it relates to church, sacraments, and worship. Included in the volume are: The Babylonian Captivity of the Church (1520); The German Mass and Order of the Liturgy (1526); That These Words of Christ, "This is my Body," etc., Still Stand Firm Against the Fanatics (1527); Concerning Rebaptism (1528), and On the Councils and the Church (1539).

Luther refused to tolerate a church built on human works, whether it was the pope's authority or the faith or decision of individual believers. This is the thread that runs through all the texts in this volume: the church and sacraments belong to Christ, who founded and instituted them.

Each volume in The Annotated Luther series contains new introductions, as well as annotations, illustrations, and notes to help shed light on Luther's context and interpret his writings for today. The translations of Luther's writings include updates of Luther's Works American Edition, or entirely new translations of Luther’s German or Latin writings.

ISBN: 
9781451462715
Price: 
$39.00
ISBN: 
9781451465099
Release date: 
August 1, 2016
Pages: 
496
Width: 
7.50
Height: 
9.25

Contents

Series Introduction
Introduction to Volume 3Paul W. Robinson
1. The Babylonian Captivity of the Church (1520)—Erik H. Herrmann
2. The German Mass and Order of the Liturgy (1526)—Dirk G. Lange
3. That These Words of Christ, “This Is My Body,” etc., Still Stand Firm Against the Fanatics (1527)—Amy Nelson Burnett
4. Concerning Rebaptism (1528)—Mark D. Tranvik
5. On the Councils and the Church (1539)—Paul W. Robinson
Indexes

Endorsements

At once learned and highly accessible. . .

“As no other comparable series, The Annotated Luther provides the reader, whether lay or ordained, with a collection of the Wittenberg reformer’s most important writings that is at once learned and highly accessible. Here Luther’s works are presented in up-to-date translation with helpful introductions, explanatory notes, and engaging images. A must for the student and scholar of Luther alike!”

—Ronald K. Rittgers │ Valparaiso University

Provides a very welcome resource for meeting Luther again in the contemporary world. . .

“The Annotated Luther series provides a very welcome resource for meeting Luther again in the contemporary world. With language refreshed for our time, we can see more clearly Luther as a man who is actively grappling with a society undergoing dramatic challenges economically, religiously, and socially. By providing skilled commentary from scholars around the world and from diverse theological perspectives, this work will be of great help for modern Christians seeking to adapt and extend the insights from the Reformation to modern challenges.”

—Maria E. Erling │ Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

In sum, a signal achievement. . .

“The Annotated Luther series represents a finely crafted synthesis between readable primary texts and some of the best secondary scholarship. A superb editorial team, under the leadership of Hillerbrand, Stjerna, and Wengert, has made seventy-five selections, ranging from major treatises to sermons and letters, and beautifully laid these out in six volumes, together with state-of-the-art analyses and explanatory notes. Luther the theologian, the biblical interpreter, the pastor, the social/political thinker—all are given their due, and the resulting multidimensional portrait combines balance with a newly sharpened focus. In sum, a signal achievement.”

—Denis R. Janz │ Loyola University New Orleans

“This Annotated Luther series will facilitate easy access to Luther. . .”

“This Annotated Luther series will facilitate easy access to Luther, especially for those who could not do so in the German or Latin. This will be a great resource likely to be translated into many vernacular languages.”

—Kenneth Mtata │The Lutheran World Federation

Images

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A portrait of Philip 1, Langrave of Hesse, and his wife Christine of Saxony, painted by Jost. V. Hoff.

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Title page of Luther’s The Babylonian Captivity of the Church. [De Capivitate Babylonica Ecclesiae], published in Wittenberg by Melchior Lotter the Younger (1520).

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Johann Eck (1486–1543)

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Albrecht Dürer’s woodcut illustration of the Lord’s Supper (completed 1510).

 

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A variant of Martin Luther's hymn “Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, der von uns den Gotteszorn wandt,” as published in a Wittenberg hymnal (c. 1525–1550).