Explanation of Luther’s Small Catechism, Abridged Edition

Fortress Press, 1900


Originally published in 1737, the Explanation of Luther’s Small Catechism became a highly influential and widely read explanation of Luther’s small catechism. The work of Norwegian bishop and university chancellor, Erick Pontoppidan, this volume was used widely in Norway and in the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America. Pontoppidan’s questions and answers expound upon the original catechism, bringing illumination to Luther’s original work. Deepen your understanding of Lutheran theology with this classic explanation of Luther’s small catechism.

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About Martin Luther

Martin Luther 1483–1546) was a key figure in the Protestant Reformation and one of the most significant figures in Western history. Over the course of his life, he was a monk, a priest, a professor of biblical literature, a Reformer, a husband, and a father.

Luther is most noted for his 95 Theses (1517), in which he argues that indulgences are not acts of penance which can replace true repentance. In 1520, Pope Leo X and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V demanded that Luther retract all of his writings. Luther refused. He was subsequently excommunicated and declared an outlaw.

Luther has been both praised and vilified for what he preached and wrote. His translation of the Christian Bible into the vernacular greatly influenced the church. His works continue to impact all Christians and animate the movement that bears his name. His works are also represented in Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings and the Luther’s Works collection.


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