Commentary on Luther’s Catechisms – Baptism and Lord’s Supper, Now Available.
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The German edition of Commentary on Luther’s Catechisms by Albrecht Peters has long been the gold standard of research on the catechetical texts of the great reformer. This translation makes the wealth of research available in English for both the researcher and the catechist. Separate volumes address the Decalogue, the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the Sacraments, and Confession with the Table of Duties, prayers, and the Marriage and Baptismal Booklets.
Foreword by Gottfried Seebass
Translated by Thomas H. Trapp
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This definitive and comprehensive study of Luther’s catechetical writings places Luther’s catechisms in the full context of his broader theology and writings, as well as within the history of Christian catechesis and theology. It is an essential handbook for students of Luther and the Reformation and a valuable resource for those entrusted today with the ministry of catechesis according to these most durable products of Luther’s pastoral heart and pen.
Christopher Boyd Brown, Assistant Professor of Church History, Boston University
Albrecht Peters’ work is indispensable for any scholarly treatment of Luther’s Catechism … The careful study of this volume will yield bountiful fruit in deepened teaching and preaching int he congregation. I know of no other book that comes close to this volume in English. It should be read and regularly consulted by pastors and catechists.
John T. Pless, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.
One of the most insightful interpreters of Luther and the theological tradition of the Lutheran Church in the latter half of the twentieth century, Peters places Luther’s texts before readers in the context of the reformer’s own time and of the catechetical tradition that he inherited, put to use, and transformed. Accessible to a broad audience, this volume will significantly enrich the teaching of all who use it to deepen their understanding of two of the most precious gems from Luther’s pen: the Small and Large Catechism.
Robert Kolb, Missions Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Institute for Mission Studies, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
This English translation will contribute to the ongoing discussion concerning the content, purpose, and use of catechisms and instruction in the Christian faith, both in the Reformation era and today.
Mary Jane Haemig, Associate Professor of Church History, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota