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A New Reader’s Edition of Martin Luther’s Most Famous Work – Coming Soon

November 12th, 2011
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From Rev. Engelbrecht’s blog site: We are currently finalizing a new translation and edition of Luther’s most famous and controversial treatise: On Christian Freedom. The new book will simply be titled, “Christian Freedom” and include the following features:

  • Historical introduction and timeline
  • 16th century illustrations
  • A forty-day reading guide with prayers from Luther and Melanchthon
  • New translations of Luther’s “Letter to Leo” (which introduces the treatise) and the treatise “On Christian Freedom,” based on the official Latin edition with explanation of how the Luther’s German edition differs
  • Selections from Luther’s writings on Scripture, which illustrate just what he was teaching and arguing in the treatise, including brief historical notes for understanding the context
  • A selection from Melanchthon on the topic of Christian Freedom, which summarizes this biblical doctrine and demonstrates the unity of the two reformers in teaching it
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Notes about persons and groups mentioned in the documents
  • Indexing

We thought this publication would be helpful in view of the increasing worldliness in Christian churches and the appeal of both theologians and laity to the doctrine of Christian freedom as a basis for new standards of morality. Luther’s treatise, understood in context, presents a marvelous perspective on our salvation and life together in the Gospel, which emphasizes our freedom to serve one another in love but not a self-serving freedom or a despising of God’s commandments. Congregations will find this book especially helpful for developing attitudes of mutual love and service that are clearly based on God’s Word and the biblical doctrine of justification by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ. CPH will have a bulk purchase offer for congregations that should make the book widely available early in 2012.


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  1. Tom Moeller
    November 12th, 2011 at 08:20 | #1

    Very cool. Any thoughts on doing the same treatment to the Letter to Christian Nobility and The Babylonian Captivity?

    Ultra Luther Cool!

  2. Rev. Allen Yount
    November 16th, 2011 at 14:52 | #2

    And while you’re at it, how about “Bondage of the Will”?

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