The Small Catechism with Explanation: ESV Edition
When The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod adopted the Lutheran Service Book project, part of the proposal was to use the English Standard Version Bible translation as the translation of choice for all materials related to the new hymnal, including, of course, the hymnal itself, lectionaries, etc. etc. All CPH materials since then have been using the ESV, including all our books, periodicals, magazines, curriculum pieces etc. However, during the same convention that adopted the new hymnal it was mandated that the text of the Enchiridion, the actual text of the Small Catechism, be left untouched. And so it has. Repeatedly though we have been asked for an edition of the enormously popular Small Catechism with Explanation that uses the ESV as the translation for the Explanation portion, all the numbered questions and answers. So, I’m happy to report that that edition is now available, The Small Catechism with Explanation: ESV Edition is now available. The catechism proper is the same text as always, the Explanation uses the ESV Bible translation for all the proof texts. Here is where you may read more about it.
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