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Lutheran Quarterly Books

Under the editorial guidance of Paul Rorem, Benjamin B. Warfield Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Princeton Theological Seminary, Lutheran Quarterly provides excellent historical and theological scholarship to Lutheran teachers, clergy, missionaries, and students.

Lutheran Quarterly Books, formerly published by Eerdmans, emphasizes Lutheran theology and the history of doctrine, as seen in the three titles by Gerhard Forde, two volumes by Oswald Bayer, and two collections of essays on Luther’s teachings edited by Timothy Wengert.

Associate Editors for Lutheran Quarterly and Lutheran Quarterly Books are Timothy J. Wengert of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (emeritus), Mark Mattes of Grand View University in Des Moines, and Mary Jane Haemig of Luther Seminary in St. Paul.

 

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The Life, Works, and Witness of Tsehay Tolessa and Gudina Tumsa, the Ethiopian Bonhoeffer
Release date: June 15, 2017

This book opens a window into the lives and extraordinary witness of a Christian couple whose faithful life of service has earned them the moniker of Ethiopia’s ...

A Formula for Parish Practice
Release date: January 1, 2017

The most up-to-date English commentary on the Formula of Concord, A Formula for Parish Practice provides helpful, concise descriptions of key theological debates and a unique weaving of historical and textual commentary with modern Lutheran experience. Covering the entire Formula of Concord the book includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter. 

The Preached God
Release date: January 1, 2017

The Preached God speaks directly to preachers, calling them to deliver the truths of forgiveness, life, and salvation through both word and sacrament to all who listen.

Harvesting Martin Luther’s Refelctions on Theology, Ethics, and the Church
Release date: January 1, 2017

As profound as Martin Luther's ideas are, this giant of church history was concerned above all with practical instruction for daily Christian living. Harvesting Martin Luther's Reflections highlights this concern of Luther, mining his thought in key areas of doctrine, ethics, and church practice. Gathering noteworthy contributions by well-known Luther scholars from Europe and the Americas, this book ranges broadly over theological questions about baptism and righteousness, ethical issues like poverty and greed, and pastoral concerns like worship and spirituality.

The Captivation of the Will
Release date: January 1, 2017

The Captivation of the Will provocatively revisits a perennial topic of controversy: human free will. Highly esteemed Lutheran thinker Gerhard O. Forde cuts to the heart of the subject by reexamining the famous debate on the will between Luther and Erasmus. Following a substantial introduction by James A. Nestingen that brings to life the historical background of the debate, Forde thoroughly explores Luther's "Bondage of the Will" and the dispute between Erasmus and Luther that it reflects. 

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