Systematics

Led By the Spirit: How Charismatic Is New Testament Christianity?

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Led By the Spirit: How Charismatic Is New Testament Christianity?
$19.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758667397

Leitourgiae Propria Adiaphoria Non Est: Essays in Honor of Burnell Eckardt

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Leitourgiae Propria Adiaphoria Non Est: Essays in Honor of Burnell Eckardt
$25.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9781934328217

Let the Gospel Lead: Essays in Honor of Dale A. Meyer

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Let the Gospel Lead: Essays in Honor of Dale A. Meyer
$17.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9780911770834

Letters to Lutheran Pastors Vol. 2

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Letters to Lutheran Pastors Vol. 2
$36.99
Thus Sasse begins nearly thirty years of correspondence with Lutheran pastors in Australia, the United States, and around the world on topics as varied as the nature of the Sacraments or of the Church, mission, church history, the nature of Scripture, ecumenical issues (especially unification efforts in the Lutheran Church and world Christianity), and much more. Each letter reflects Sasses passionate commitment to the building up of the Church of Christ on earth and to the Lutheran Confessions.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758641557
Publication Date: 
2014-02-20
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Concordia Publishing House

Letters to Lutheran Pastors Vol. 3

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Letters to Lutheran Pastors Vol. 3
$36.99
Thus Sasse begins nearly 30 years of correspondence with Lutheran pastors in Australia, the United State, and around the world on topics as varied as the nature of the Sacrament or of the Church, mission, church history, the nature of Scripture, and ecumenical issues (especially unification efforts in the Lutheran Church and world Christianity). Many of the letters are available here for the first time in English.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758641564
Publication Date: 
2015-01-01
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Concordia Publishing House

Letters to Lutheran Pastors Vol. I

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Letters to Lutheran Pastors Vol. I
$36.99
In this remarkable collection of letters . . . we meet . . . a historian with a breadth of learning, a theologian of thorough biblical knowledge, a churchman of wisdom, and a pastor of caring words.
from the Foreword by Ronald R. Feuerhahn

Hermann Sasse begins nearly thirty years of correspondence with Lutheran pastors in Australia, the United States, and around the world on topics as varied as the nature of the Sacraments or of the Church, as well as ecumenical issues. Each letter reflects Sasse s passionate commitment to the building up of the Church of Christ on earth and to the Lutheran Confessions.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758628008
Publication Date: 
2013-02-01
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Concordia Publishing House

Lex Aeterna

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Lex Aeterna
$21.00
Martin Luther's theological revolution depended in a significant part upon the distinction between law and gospel. Within the last hundred years, several authors have reevaluated the reformer's understanding of this paradigm in light of its development within the Lutheran orthodox tradition. Some authors have argued that the Lutheran scholastic view of God's law departs from that of Luther. Specifically, it is contended that the Lutheran orthodox contended for a definition of the law which defines it as God's eternal will contradicts Luther's approach, wherein the law is defined almost exclusively in negative terms, as a temporal order to eventually be replaced and superseded by the gospel. In this work, Jordan Cooper argues for the continued validity of the Lutheran orthodox definition of the law. Throughout this text, he contrasts the perspective of Radical Lutheran theologians, like Gerhard Forde, with that of earlier Lutheran writers such as Martin Chemnitz and Johann Gerhard. It is argued that Forde's view is inadequate to address contemporary ethical and pastoral issues, and that the Lutheran scholastic doctrine of the law as God's eternal will remains a necessary concept for the contemporary church. ""With his usual crisp, direct style, Jordan Cooper marches through the material of his latest conquest, tackling the place of the law within Lutheran teaching and practice--especially within the context of the pervasive influence of Gerhard Forde. The presentation of evidence is thorough and fair, and while Cooper's conclusions may not shock, where specific theologians are aligned with regard to this debate may well provoke some surprise. I will be recommending this book often."" --Joel Biermann, MDiv, PhD, Professor of Systematic Theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis; author of A Case for Character and Wholly Citizens ""Cooper clearly contrasts the Law/Gospel theology of the confessional Lutheran tradition with that of Forde. Cooper's compelling apologetic includes discussion of ordo salutis, atonement theology, Reformed theology, antinomianism, and much more. This biblically rooted and deeply confessional work contributes theological precision and practical application to the discussion of God's eternal Law."" --Curtis Leins, Presiding Pastor, American Association of Lutheran Churches ""What is the role of the Law in the life of a Christian? For Lutherans, the Book of Concord is definitive, demonstrated by Chemnitz, Gerhard, and Pieper. Following the work of Scaer, Murray, Biermann, etc., Cooper shows that Forde challenged not only the Law (no 3rd use or Law as guide), but the atonement itself. Cooper provides a foundation for evaluating implications of such a position, which are significant for Christian theology and living."" --Richard Shields, President, American Lutheran Theological Seminary Jordan Cooper is the pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Watseka, Illinois, and professor of Systematic Theology at the American Lutheran Theological Seminary. Among his other publications is Hands of Faith: A Historical and Theological Study of the Two Kinds of Righteousness in Lutheran Thought.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781532616358
Publication Date: 
2017-03-09
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Wipf & Stock Publishers

Life Together-Prayerbook of the Bible

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Life Together-Prayerbook of the Bible
$21.00
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most influential Christian martyrs in history, bequeathed to humanity a legacy of theological creativity and spirituality that continues to intrigue people from a variety of backgrounds. Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, a sixteen volume series, offers a fresh, critical translation of Bonhoeffer's writings, with introductions, annotations, and interpretations. The stimulus for the writing of Life Together was the closing of the preacher's seminary at Finkenwalde. The treatise contains Bonhoeffer's thoughts about the nature of Christian community based on the common life that he and his seminarians experienced at the seminary and in the "Brother's House" there. Bonhoeffer completed the writing of Life Together in 1938. Prayerbook of the Bible is a classic of Christian spirituality. In this theological interpretation of the Psalms, Bonhoeffer describes the moods of an individual's relationship with God and also the turns of love and heartbreak, of joy and sorrow, that are themselves the Christian community's path to God.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780800683252

Loci Communes 1521 Commonplaces

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Loci Communes 1521 Commonplaces
$21.99
This is, arguably, Philip Melanchthons most important work. Laity, teachers, pastors, professors, and anyone interested in the history of the Lutheran Reformation will find that this book, the first Lutheran work of systematic theology is present in a very lively, accessible English translation, with extensive, helpful footnotes that explain the people and concepts used by Melanchthon to explain the Gospel.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758644459
Publication Date: 
2014-02-03
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Lord of Legends: Jesus' Redemption Quest

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Lord of Legends: Jesus' Redemption Quest
$15.99
"This book uses the superhero theme to present Christ crucified in a way that readers may never have seen Him before. But Jesus is not merely another myth on the fantasy shelf in the library or on the movie screen. His story is historical fact! And Christ's superhero errand to rescue fallen mankind brings together the important elements in all hero stories. Jesus' sojourn of salvation will be examined in the Scriptures yet conveyed in storytelling language. This glory story of Christ will enlighten readers as to why Jesus is the only hero the world ever truly needed-or ever will need"--
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758669902
Publication Date: 
2022-02-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Lord's Service

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Lord's Service
$32.00
Worship in the Old Testament has been frequently misunderstood. Its rites and ceremonies are often perceived as legalistic works that were required by an angry God to gain his favor or avert his wrath. But is that really what the Bible teaches? To be sure, the LORD did institute the divine service in the Old Testament with all of its laws, rites, and ceremonies. Yet did God do this in order to be appeased or pleased by the ancient Israelites? When the priests enacted the offerings and sacrifices at the sanctuary, was it merely to do good works that God required but without meaning or purpose for his people? Was worship in the Old Testament always what the people did for the LORD or did God do anything that was beneficial to the Israelites? This book answers these questions and, furthermore, dispels the recurring misinterpretation of worship in the Old Testament. The LORD established the divine service in the Pentateuch not to receive what he demanded from the people of ancient Israel, but, on the contrary, to cleanse them from their sinful impurities, sanctify them to share in his holiness, and dwell among them with his blessing. ""Through detailed and methodical ritual analysis, Robert Macina leads his readers on an engaging tour of Israel's divine service with burnt offerings every morning and evening as prescribed and described in the Pentateuch. Macina helpfully unpacks its theological function as YHWH purifies and sanctifies his people, joining scholars of the caliber of Haran, Milgrom, and Kleinig in recovering this often-neglected yet theologically central subject of Old Testament study."" --Adam D. Hensley, Australian Lutheran College, University of Divinity ""Dr. Macina provides an exquisite analysis of neglected texts. His insightful exegesis of ritual legislation demonstrates that God instituted the daily service for the purpose of meeting his people to purify and sanctify them by the removal of their sin and the bestowal of his own holiness. This service was neither a mechanistic nor a meritorious human ritual, but the LORD's, proffering the same grace as the Divine Service in the Christian church."" --Christopher Mitchell, Saint Louis, Missouri Robert D. Macina is pastor at Risen Christ Lutheran Church in Arvada, Colorado. He studied at Clarendon College, Texas; Concordia University Texas, Austin; Concordia University Nebraska, Seward; Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne; Australian Lutheran College, Adelaide, SA; and University of Divinity, Kew, VIC, Australia. He has written articles and has taught seminary as an associated faculty. He and his wife, Tracy, have three children: Daniel, Mark, and Rebekah.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781532661938
Publication Date: 
2019-06-26
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Pickwick Publications

Lutheran Looks at Catholics

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Lutheran Looks at Catholics
$17.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9780810025028
Publication Date: 
2014-12-01
Publisher: 
Northwestern Publishing House

Lutheranism 101 - All about Jesus

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Lutheranism 101 - All about Jesus
$10.99
Christianity really is all about Jesus. Sound simple? Thats because it is. Gods Son, Jesus Christ, is the true and only heartbeat of our faith. He is how we know that God truly is love. He is whom the prophets speak of throughout history. He humbled himself to become human for the sake of saving us. He covers us with His victory over deatheternal life is ours in Him.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758634078
Publication Date: 
2017-03-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Lutheranism 101 - The Course, Second Edition

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Lutheranism 101 - The Course, Second Edition
$7.99
Lutheranism 101: The Course works closely with Lutheranism 101 to take the reader deeper into the teaching, doctrine, or practice being presented. Sometimes that means digging into the text of Lutheranism 101 and exploring connections that are being made. Other times it means working with Scripture or some of the primary Lutheran resources for doctrine and practice. The Course can be used by groups, families, and individuals who want to dig deeper into what it means to be Lutheran. After reading a chapter in Lutheranism 101, turn to the corresponding chapter in The Course and work through the questions.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758648242
Publication Date: 
2015-09-03
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Lutheranism vs. Calvinism

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Lutheranism vs. Calvinism
$44.99
In 1586, six years after the Book of Concord was published, Lutheran theologian Jakob Andreae and Calvinist French Reformed theologian Theodore Beza met to debate the differences between the two confessions. Their debate centered on the Lord's Supper, the person of Christ, Baptism, art and music in churches, and predestination. These are the classic issues between these two Protestant confessions, and this is the classic debate between two leading theologians of the second generation of the Reformation.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758650771
Publication Date: 
2017-10-31
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Making the Case for Christianity: Responding to Modern Objectives

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Making the Case for Christianity: Responding to Modern Objectives
$21.99
Making the Case for Christianity prepares Christians to defend their faith. Accessible to readers of all levels, this books introduces specific intellectual objections to the Christian faith and then demonstrates how these objections might rationally be answered.Topics covered include the existence of God, the Gospels as reliable history, Isalm, the resurrections of Christ, the doctrine of salvation, good vs. evil, and atheism.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758644190
Publication Date: 
2014-01-06
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Meaning of Protestant Theology: Luther, Augustine, and the Gospel That Gives Us Christ

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Meaning of Protestant Theology: Luther, Augustine, and the Gospel That Gives Us Christ
$32.99
This book offers a creative and illuminating discussion of Protestant theology. Veteran teacher Phillip Cary explains how Luther's theology arose from the Christian tradition, particularly from the spirituality of Augustine. Luther departed from the Augustinian tradition and inaugurated distinctively Protestant theology when he identified the gospel that gives us Christ as its key concept. More than any other theologian, Luther succeeds in carrying out the Protestant intention of putting faith in the gospel of Christ alone. Cary also explores the consequences of Luther's teachings as they unfold in the history of Protestantism.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780801039454
Publication Date: 
2019-06-18
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Baker Academic

Model for Evangelical Theology: Integrating Scripture, Tradition, Reason, Experience, and Community

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Model for Evangelical Theology: Integrating Scripture, Tradition, Reason, Experience, and Community
$32.99
Written by a skilled theologian with over two decades of classroom experience, this introduction to evangelical theology explains how connecting to five sources of Christian theology--Scripture, tradition, reason, experience, and community--leads to a richer and deeper understanding of the faith. Graham McFarlane calls this the "evangelical quintilateral," which he recommends as a helpful rubric for teaching theology. This integrative model introduces students to the sources, themes, tasks, and goals of evangelical theology, making the book ideal for introductory theology courses.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781540960351
Publication Date: 
2020-09-15
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Baker Academic

My Savior's Guest: A Festschrift in Honor of Erling Trygve Teigen

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My Savior's Guest: A Festschrift in Honor of Erling Trygve Teigen
$20.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9781667116259
Publication Date: 
2021-05-05

Narrative Apologetics: Sharing the Relevance, Joy, and Wonder of the Christian Faith

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Narrative Apologetics: Sharing the Relevance, Joy, and Wonder of the Christian Faith
$15.99
The Bible is a narrative--the story of God's creation, humankind's fall, and God's plan of redemption. And it is filled with countless smaller stories that teach us about people, history, and the nature of God. It's no surprise that God would choose to reveal himself to us in story--after all, he hardwired us for story. Despite this, we so often attempt to share our faith with others not through story but through systems, arguments, and talking points--methods that appeal only to our mind and neglect our imagination and our emotions.

In this groundbreaking book, scholar and author Alister McGrath lays a foundation for narrative apologetics. Exploring four major biblical narratives, enduring stories from our culture such as Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, and personal narratives from people such as Augustine of Hippo and Chuck Colson, McGrath shows how we can both understand and share our faith in terms of story.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780801075773
Publication Date: 
2019-10-15
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Baker Books

On the Legitimate Interpretation of Holy Scripture

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On the Legitimate Interpretation of Holy Scripture
$16.95
Johann Gerhard (1582-1637) is widely acknowledged as the most scholarly and insightful theologian of the Lutheran Church in the seventeenth century. Not only Gerhard's writings in the realm of dogmatic theology, but also his devotional works, have had a powerful influence on the Church for four centuries.

Gerhard wrote his Tractatus de legitima Scripturæ Sacræ Interpretatione (1610) to serve as a corrective for flawed Roman Catholic and Reformed methodologies which he was concerned were imperiling the faith of Christians by detracting from the authority of Sacred Scripture. Gerhard's book is a carefully reasoned response to such methodologies and as a valuable resource for all students of theology.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781891469688
Publication Date: 
2015-07-04
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Repristination Press

One Lord, Two Hands: Essays on the Theology of the Two Kingdoms

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One Lord, Two Hands: Essays on the Theology of the Two Kingdoms
$34.99
"This collection of essays serves as a sourcebook of significant writings on the reception and use of the theology of the two kingdoms. The Lutheran teaching of the two kingdoms, in one way or another, touches on every article of faith from creation to eschatology. It is critical to vocation, as the Christian navigates life as a citizen of this world while simultaneously a citizen of the heavenly kingdom through faith in Christ Jesus. Without the distinction between the two kingdoms, faith is misplaced, and the neighbor is deprived of the love owed him or her. Pastors, church leaders, teachers, and theology students will find in these essays a respect for Luther's confession of God's two kingdoms and a desire to see it fruitfully utilized in addressing the issues we now encounter in the world"--
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758671066
Publication Date: 
2021-10-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

One of the Holy Trinity Suffered for Us: Essays in Honor of William Weinrich

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One of the Holy Trinity Sufferend for Us: Essays in Honor of William Weinrich
$32.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9781935035435

Pastor

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Pastor
$39.99
In this practical pastoral resource for clergy who embrace the Reformation, Wilhelm Loehe explains the "how" and "why" of a pastor's duties in the "one holy catholic and apostolic church." He clarifies not just Lutheran pastoral practice in the nineteenth century, but also what it means to apply the Means of Grace to God's people in the twenty-first century, in harmony with the Church of all ages.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758650276
Publication Date: 
2015-01-01
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Concordia Publishing House

Philip Melanchthon and the Lutheran Confession of Eucharistic Sacrifice

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Philip Melanchthon and the Lutheran Confession of Eucharistic Sacrifice
$9.99
The eucharistic sacrifice, the "sacrifice of thanksgiving," is a concept which is central to the Lutheran reformers' understanding of worship. In this essay, Pastor Stuckwisch examines the manner in which this teaching is set forth in the writings of Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560), particularly in the Book of Concord.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781891469336
Publication Date: 
2011-05-01
Publisher: 
Repristination Press