You’ve been waiting for it. You’ve been asking about it. Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions —– It’s Back and Bigger and Better Than Ever!
I’ve got good news! We’ll be shipping out the second edition of the Book of Concord at the beginning of January and we are now again taking orders for it. Right now the printer is hard at work sewing and binding the second edition. More information about the second edition is available by visiting its web site. You can see second edition pages, including the "user’s guide." There is an improved index in the second edition, along with additional textual notes and introductory resources. We’ve got a great essay in the book on the textual issues concerning the Book of Concord, along with a short, powerful essay on confessional subscription.
The book is now burgundy on the spine wrapped around on to the front cover, and is now a deep, rich blue, instead of the gray. The picture here is a computer representation of the cover, so the color isn’t coming through all that well, but there you go. Be the first on your block to get one in the mail in the new year! We are extending the special [frankly, fantastic] introductory price of $20 per volume for a limited time, so I suggest that if you wish to obtain copies of the second edition in the new year, you place your order as soon as possible, and be sure to get as many copies as you believe you, or your congregation, will need. Finally, here are Dr. Uwe Siemon Netto’s remarks about Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions:
At a time of great perplexity, Lutheranism’s theological treasure
has been opened to the general public. This beautifully edited and
elegantly presented “Reader’s Edition of the Book of Concord” is a
wonderful guide out of the spiritual labyrinth created by liberal fudge
on the one hand and simplistic self-righteousness on the other. Often
it seemed that Lutherans had buried their assets. Now finally we have
an intelligible elucidation of what they “believe, teach, and confess”
and what they “reject and condemn.” What emerges is an unambiguous and
certain witness to the Christian faith that has at this instant been
made accessible to all—Lutherans and non-Lutherans alike.
—Dr. Uwe Diemon-Netto, Director of the Institute on Lay Vocation at Concordia Seminary