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Ad Fontes Witebergenses: Selected Proceedings of Lutheranism and the Classics III: Lutherans Read History

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Ad Fontes Witebergenses: Selected Proceedings of Lutheranism and the Classics III: Lutherans Read History
$20.00
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9780984535163

Aphorisms on Church and Office, Old and New (Paperback)

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Aphorisms on Church and Office, Old and New (Paperback)
$19.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9781990208225
Publication Date: 
2022-09-22

Apostolic Agenda: The Epistles of the Holy Apostle Paul to Titus and Philemon

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Apostolic Agenda: The Epistles of the Holy Apostle Paul to Titus and Philemon
$24.00

Apostolic Agenda: The Epistles of the Holy Apostle Paul to Titus and Philemon is the first full work of Friedrich Balduin (1575-1627) available in the English language. This significant Lutheran theologian of the early 17th century begins each chapter with a simple outline, then proceeds into his analysis and explanation. Next, he examines theological questions from the section. These questions are the heart of the work, often addressing false interpretations through the use of classical and patristic resources. Balduin then concludes each section with theological aphorisms, or summary statements of doctrines to be gathered from the text. In these pages, pastors will gain insight into how to apply the texts of Scripture to the lives of their congregations, and all Christians will learn about the heart of the faith--the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins.

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9781934328200
Publication Date: 
2020-04-01
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Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to a Postmodern World

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Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to a Postmodern World
$15.99
Burnt-out believers and spiritual secularists have given up any hope that an engaging and meaningful spirituality can be found in a single Christian denomination. So rather than attending worship at a local church, they attend to their spiritual needs elsewhere. Instead of being fed by a single denomination, they feast upon a smorgasbord of spiritual beliefs. And while these disaffected believers have not rejected the existence of God or the need for meaningful spirituality, they have strongly rejected whatever it is they think the church today has to offer.
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9780758658302
Publication Date: 
2017-10-10

Bible and Baptism: The Fountain of Salvation

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Bible and Baptism: The Fountain of Salvation
$22.99
This addition to A Catholic Biblical Theology of the Sacraments series provides readers with a deeper appreciation of God's gifts and call in the Sacraments through a renewed encounter with God's Word.

New Testament scholar Isaac Morales, OP, offers a biblical theology of the initiatory rite of baptism that will be interesting and informative to the church catholic. Morales provides a synthetic biblical account of the sacrament of baptism, rooted in the rich water symbolism of the Old Testament and finding its full flourishing in baptismal participation in the saving events of Christ's passion, death, and resurrection as described in the New Testament. This book provides lay teachers with background and depth on topics taught frequently in the parish, making it suitable for classroom use and parish ministry.

The series editors are Timothy C. Gray and John Sehorn. Gray is president of the Augustine Institute, which has one million subscribers to its online content channel, Formed.org. Gray and Sehorn both teach at the Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology, which prepares students for Christian mission through on-campus and distance education programs.



ISBN/SKU: 
9781540961785
Publication Date: 
2022-08-02

Biblical Dogmatics: A Study of Evangelical Lutheran Theology

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Biblical Dogmatics: A Study of Evangelical Lutheran Theology
$18.99
A.G. Voigt's Biblical Dogmatics is a short and comprehensive account of Christian Theology from a Lutheran perspective. Voigt uses the traditional Loci method of Lutheran Scholasticism, while being sensitive to the best of early twentieth century Biblical scholarship. He covers all major topics in Christian theology, and does so in a manner that is readable and exegetically sensitive. This is an ideal introduction to Lutheran Dogmatics. Among the topics covered in this work are: Theology proper, the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, the nature of salvation, the sacraments, the church, and eschatology. Voigt's approach to these issues is Biblical and Confessional.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780615894607
Publication Date: 
2013-09-24
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Christ's Church: Her Biblical Roots, Her Dramatic History, Her Glorious Future

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Christ's Church: Her Biblical Roots, Her Dramatic History, Her Glorious Future
$25.00
Description: ""The Church, who is she?"" asks Bo Giertz in this book, which, he adds, ""is first of all for those who have some notion of the life which is present within the church walls and also have some desire to understand that life better and know more about it."" If you're among the tens of thousands who've read Giertz's bestselling novel The Hammer of God about ordinary people in their relation to the Church and her message, then you know his ability to engage you in the dramatic events of everyday life. Giertz shows the same engaging ability, when he in Christ's Church takes you on a walk from her biblical roots toward her glorious future. Endorsements: ""Christ's Church demonstrates the resilient vigor of Bo Giertz's literary work. First published under the dark clouds of an erupting world war in 1939, Christ's Church has not lost its power to convict and comfort. If anything the vitality of Giertz's book is even more potent in our day of pluralism, doctrinal indifference, and inbred suspicion of all religious institutions. Confident of the church's oneness in Christ, built secure on the foundation of the apostolic Word, Giertz sees the church as a living legacy of God's faithfulness. This is a book that speaks with clarity and conviction to seasoned Christians at home in the Father's house as well as to those who stand outside but peep in the window, seeking a glimpse of life lived in God's family"" --John T. Pless Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana ""One of the most insightful thinkers in the rich tradition of Swedish theology, Bo Giertz drew deeply from the biblical roots of the church's understanding of itself out of the midst of his daily routine as parish pastor. Anchored in the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Bo Giertz's succinct but penetrating synthesis of biblical teaching on God's people assembled by the Holy Spirit rings true around the world seventy years after its composition. Giertz aids readers to embrace the catholic practice of the church and to bring the Gospel to those around us at the beginning of the twenty-first century."" --Robert A. Kolb Missions Professor of Systematic Theology, Emeritus Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri-- About the Contributor(s): Bo Giertz (1905-1998), Bishop of Gothenburg in the Lutheran Church of Sweden, was voted the most influential Swedish church leader during the 1900s. He penned no less than thirty books. Christ's Church was his first, written at the age of thirty-three.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781608997039
Publication Date: 
2010-10-04
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Christological Character of the Office of the Ministry & Royal Priesthood

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Christological Character of the Office of the Ministry & Royal Priesthood
$5.00
ISBN/SKU: 
0001027964

Church Dogmatics Study Edition 1: The Doctrine of the Word of God I.1 a 1-7 (Study)

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Church Dogmatics Study Edition 1: The Doctrine of the Word of God I.1 a 1-7 (Study)
$49.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780567202901
Publication Date: 
2010-08-31

Closed Communion?

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Closed Communion?
$39.99
The faithful practice of closed Communion is challenged in our day both culturally and ecclesiastically. As Western culture careens down a path of individualism and autonomy, the privatization of faith leads many to regard participation in the Sacrament as a matter of personal entitlement.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758658586
Publication Date: 
2017-10-18

Comprehensive Explanation of Holy Baptism and the Lord's Supper (1610)

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Comprehensive Explanation of Holy Baptism and the Lord's Supper (1610)
$27.99
Begun the same year he started work on his renowned dogmatics, the Loci Theologici, Gerhard's A Comprehensive Explanation... is a masterpiece in its own right. In 67 chapters (31 for Baptism, 36 for the Lord's Supper), Gerhard examines issues which are of vital importance today: Who may officiate at a Baptism, or celebrate the Lord's Supper? May substances other than bread and wine be used in the Lord's Supper? What is the proper preparation for receiving holy communion? May Baptism be repeated? Is immersion necessary for a valid Baptism? All these questions (and many more) are answered by Gerhard on the basis of Holy Scripture. Gerhard's profound knowledge of the Scriptures makes this volume a wonderful resource.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781891469664
Publication Date: 
2014-03-14
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Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology 2 Vol Set

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Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology 2 Vol Set
$89.99
A modern dogmatics text, Confessing the Gospel: A Lutheran Approach to Systematic Theology presents readers with contemporary discussions of pressing issues and current challenges in the last several decades of the Church's life.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758651860
Publication Date: 
2017-08-29

Contemporary Look at the Formula of Concord

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Contemporary Look at the Formula of Concord- Out of Print March,2013
$24.99
Essays examine the Formula of Concord in terms of its relevance and applicability to the church today.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780570033264
Publication Date: 
2005-01-01

Deliver Us

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Deliver Us
$20.00

The Walter Brueggemann Library brings together the wide-ranging and enlivening thought of popular biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann over his storied career. Each volume collects previously published work on a biblical theme that has deeply informed Brueggemann's scholarship, in an accessible digest for readers who want to engage his writing on the topic.


This first volume in the series, Deliver Us, fittingly begins with the narrative of the exodus . Brueggemann has consistently brought attention to how the themes of the exodus event and the stories of the giving of the law that follow lay the groundwork for a biblical understanding of salvation. Drawn from numerous publications in recent decades, this volume reveals Brueggemann's clear understanding that divine liberation from exploitation and acquisitiveness also means liberation for generous action for the common benefit. This salvation involves not the security of the individual soul but a wholehearted transformation of social identities and relationships. With the gift of deliverance-dramatically enacted in the Hebrew people's being led out from the oppression of pharoah-comes the task of obedience-articulated in the covenantal laws given at Mount Sinai, in the wilderness, and beyond.


Brueggemann shows how this double theme of the gift and the task is forged in the exodus narrative, then reenacted in salvation motifs throughout the Bible. The people of God, always susceptible to mentalities of scarcity, selfishness, and the compulsion to consume, are again and again called out by the subversive message of the prophets, and Jesus himself, to forsake exploitation and to liberate the marginalized-to return to covenant obedience and align themselves with God's radical commitment to create and sustain a more just and flourishing world. Deliver Us extends this same message of salvation, insightfully elucidated by Brueggemann in this single volume, for the benefit of both individual readers and the contemporary church.


Questions for reflection are included at the end of each chapter, making this book ideal for individual or group study.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664265885
Publication Date: 
2022-10-11

Discourses in Matthew - Jesus Teaches the Church

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Discourses in Matthew - Jesus Teaches the Church
$32.99
Focusing his exploration on Jesus' Five Discourses, Scaer demonstrates that Matthew was written as catechesis, a method in concert with its content and organization. The discourses summarize the message the disciples are to carry to "all nations," and each discourse builds on its predecessors to culminate in the narrative of Jesus' death and resurrection, which is the Gospel's interpretive key.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758603395
Publication Date: 
2004-11-03
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Doctrine is Life: Robert D. Preus Essays on Scripture

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Doctrine is Life: Robert D. Preus Essays on Scripture
$39.99
Doctrine is Life: Robert D. Preus Essays on Scripture includes 11 essays on Scripture: The Formal Principle of Theology.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758608543
Publication Date: 
2006-09-13

Doctrine of Atonement

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Doctrine of Atonement
$27.00
Post-Enlightenment theology has frequently rejected the historic Christian doctrine of substitutionary atonement. For theologians standing in the tradition of the Lutheran Confessions, rejection of substitutionary atonement is particularly problematic because it endangers the unconditional nature of the justification through faith. If one rejects vicarious satisfaction, then the only alternative is to make redemption dependent on what sinners do for themselves. In this study, Jack Kilcrease argues for substitutionary atonement within the perspective of what he calls the ""Confessional Lutheran Paradigm."" The author also critiques a wide variety of modern Lutheran theologians' understandings of atonement: Werner Elert, Gustaf Aulen, Gustaf Wingren, Robert Jenson, Eberhard Jungel, Wolfhart Pannenberg, and Gerhard Forde. As Kilcrease demonstrates, although these authors often give many fine theological insights, their distortion or misrepresentation of the doctrine of atonement carriers over to a problematic understanding of law, gospel, and justification through faith. ""Jack D. Kilcrease lays out the Lutheran teaching of the atonement beginning with the Reformer and discusses how his views on Christ's death have been adjusted by leading theologians, most recently Gerhard Forde. Those aware of the current controversy will want to give careful attention to Kilcrease's The Doctrine of Atonement. Hardly a peripheral issue, this is a 'must' read, especially for those who are new to the issue."" --David P. Scaer, Chairman of the Department of Systematic Theology, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN ""Kilcrease offers a helpful survey, succinct yet insightful, of historic Lutheran positions on the atonement as well as a walk through later revisions and challenges. Accessibly written, this is a good introduction for the uninitiated as well as a springboard for further study for those well-versed in theology."" --Wade Johnston, Assistant Professor of Theology, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI Jack D. Kilcrease is Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at the Institute of Lutheran Theology in Brookings, South Dakota. His articles have appeared in the academic journals: Logia, Lutheran Quarterly, Pro Ecclesia, Theofilos, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Concordia Theological Quarterly, and Testamentum Imperium. He is also the author of the books: The Self-Donation of God: A Contemporary Lutheran approach to Christ and His Benefits (2013), Martin Luther in His Own Words (2016), and Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics: The Doctrine of Holy Scripture (forthcoming).
ISBN/SKU: 
9781532639043
Publication Date: 
2018-03-22
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Eating God's Sacrifice

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Eating God's Sacrifice
$25.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780578076805

Essential Trinity: New Testament Foundations And Practical Relevance

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Essential Trinity: New Testament Foundations And Practical Relevance
$28.99
The Trinity is foundational to Christian theology, with immense relevance for practical living. This volume offers trinitarian readings of each New Testament corpus and focuses on the importance of the doctrine for Christian life and ministry.
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9781783592869
Publication Date: 
2016-06-16
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Ethics

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Ethics
$16.99
The Christian does not live in a vacuum, says the author, but in a world of government, politics, labor, and marriage. Hence, Christian ethics cannot exist in a vacuum; what the Christian needs, claims Dietrich Bonhoeffer, is concrete instruction in a concrete situation. Although the author died before completing his work, this book is recognized as a major contribution to Christian ethics.

The root and ground of Christian ethics, the author says, is the reality of God as revealed in Jesus Christ. This reality is not manifest in the Church as distinct from the secular world; such a juxtaposition of two separate spheres, Bonhoeffer insists, is a denial of God's having reconciled the whole world to himself in Christ. On the contrary, God's commandment is to be found and known in the Church, the family, labor, and government. His commandment permits man to live as man before God, in a world God made, with responsibility for the institutions of that world.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780684815015
Publication Date: 
1995-09-01
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Explanation of the History of the Suffering and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ

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Explanation of the History of the Suffering and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ
$24.95
As the most significant theologian of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the 17th century, the life and work of Johann Gerhard are known throughout the Western Church. Whether through writing weighty works such as his "Loci Theologici" or devotional books such as his "Daily Exercise of Piety," Gerhard's significance as a theologian has endured across the centuries.Johann Gerhard's concern as a theologian was, above all, pastoral, and this concern is reflected in his numerous devotional books and sermon collections. Gerhard's "An Explanation of the History of the Suffering and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ" leads the reader through the prototypes and prophesies of the Old Testament pointing forward to Christ's suffering and death.The work is divided into two introductory sermons and five 'acts' (I. In the Garden, II. At the Home of Caiaphas, III. Before Pilate, IV. Christ's Crucifixion, and V. Christ's Burial) for a total of 24 sermons. However, readers will find that this books is far from "just another book of sermons"-Gerhard's profound depth of knowledge of Holy Scripture and his ability to draw together the Old Testament prototypes with their fulfillment in Christ combine to make this work a true blessing.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781891469305
Publication Date: 
2019-07-01
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Faith Alone: The Heart of Everything

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Faith Alone: The Heart of Everything
$19.95

Bo Giertz wrote Faith Alone in 1943. It is a prequel to his better-known novel, The Hammer of God. The novel begins in 1540 and ends in 1543, during which time the largest peasant revolt in the history of Scandinavia occurred under the leadership of Nils Dacke. The Dacke Rebellion, as it is known, started in the county of Småland but bled over into the Ydre district on Östergötland's southern border with Småland.


The plot follows the story of two brothers, Anders and Martin. It was the wish of their mother that these two brothers would become priests in the Catholic Church, and so they were both sent to study for the priesthood in the town of Linköping, Sweden, when they were quite young. It was at this time that the Reformation began in Germany, and Sweden fought for independence from Denmark, breaking the Kalmar Union. German mercenaries hired by King Gustav Vasa to fight Danish troops brought Reformation literature with them. So, Martin became a Lutheran and left for Stockholm to work for King Gustav Vasa as a scrivener. His brother Anders continued with his studies and became a Catholic priest.


When the king has to pay his debt to Lubeck for the mercenaries he hired for the war, he confiscates the church's land, bells, silver, and gold to do so. With this he firmly declares his cause with the Reformation doctrine of Martin Luther. However, the people of Småland are fond of Roman Catholicism and chafe at Lubeck's measures. So, they rebelled. Anders takes up with their cause and joins with Nils Dacke and his men. Martin stays with the king, before becoming disillusioned and falling in with a group of Schwärmerei, or pre-Pentecostal legalists. As the war comes to an end both brothers are brought back to the Reformation faith through the patient shepherding of a Lutheran priest named Peder.


This is Bo Giertz's masterpiece-written with the doctrinal clarity and purpose of G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis, the historical acumen of Bernard Cornwell, and the psychological insight of Kafka. The result is a Scandinavian Noir that cuts open the soul and lays it at the foot of the cross.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781948969352
Publication Date: 
2020-08-01

Faith in the New Testament: A Study in Biblical Theology

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Faith in the New Testament: A Study in Biblical Theology
$49.99
A classic study now available in English

First appearing in 1885, Schlatter's Der Glaube im Neuen Testament (Faith in the New Testament) is a thorough analysis of the concept of faith. Taking into account Old Testament, rabbinic, and key first-century writings, Schlatter provides an exhaustive study on the meaning and implications of faith in the New Testament. It is a philological masterpiece, making its translation into English a great contribution to New Testament theological studies. This fresh translation retains the substance and style of his original work, giving a new audience direct access to Schlatter's work. Schlatter's rigorous thought remains invaluable today.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781683596196
Publication Date: 
2022-08-24
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Fire and the Staff

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Fire and the Staff
$36.99
- Continues the tradition establshed by J. H. C. Fritz and C. F. W. Walther of fine works on practical ministry
- Shows pastors how to carry out ministry on the basis of confessionally Lutheran theological principles
- Stories and personal experience lend immediacy to the discussion
- Unique in its presentation and content
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758604040
Publication Date: 
2006-12-01

First Things First: A Primer in Lutheran Theological Prolegmena

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First Things First: A Primer in Lutheran Theological Prolegmena
$16.95
Christian theology in any form is meaningful and useful only when it arises from and then serves and supports the church's proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thus begins David Lumpp's exploration into the first things of theology. Especially since the postmodern turn, there has been renewed focus on the presuppositions of the theological task. Lumpp sharpens this focus by bringing to light the distinctive assumptions and emphases of Christian theology, particularly from a Lutheran perspective. Only by keeping the first things first, can the trajectory of Christian theology generate meaning for life in today's world.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780911770803