The Augsburg Confession is the single-most important confession of faith among Lutherans today. However, it is often taught either from a historical perspective or from a dogmatic one. Timothy J. Wengert situates the history and the theology of this document within the practice and life of faith and so shows just how relevant the Confession's witness is for today's Lutheran parishes and their leaders.
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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.
In this second of three volumes addressing Luther's outlaw God, Steven D. Paulson uses several biblical figures to illustrate Luther's understanding of law and gospel and what this means for preaching. With remarkable depth and clarity Paulson explores the question: Where do we find a gracious God? Luther's answer was: not in the law! Where then? Only in the publicly executed and hated God, Jesus Christ, hidden in the cross.
This volume includes some of the most essential writings of the theologian Gerhard Forde and trace the contours of Forde's theological argument. Organized around "Law and Gospel," the selections incude historical background on that doctrinal locus and express Forde's own views of the law and the gospel, including death and resurrection, the bondage of the will, good works, preaching, and the sacraments. The volume also includes a definitive introduction to Forde's life and work.
In this first of three volumes addressing Luther's outlaw God, Steven D. Paulson considers the two "monsters" of theology, as Luther calls them: evil and ...
One of the mostly forgotten gems of the sixteenth century Reformations is the Wittenberg Concord. Signed in 1536 by representatives of evangelical southern German imperial ...