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Luther’s Works Upgrade 2 (2 vols.)

By / Concordia Publishing House / 2013

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Overview

Among Martin Luther’s most popular works were his collected sermons for the church year, originally published in two series: the Church Postil and the House Postil. Along with his catechisms, these texts were a major teaching resource used during the Reformation.

In this second upgrade to the essential Luther’s Works collection, you’ll get the first two volumes of Martin Luther’s Church Postil, with sermons on the epistle and Gospel texts from Advent through Christmastide and from New Year through Holy Week. Freshly rendered in English, this edition presents the sermons from Luther’s mature, final edition of 1540 and 1544, and accounts for Luther’s often-extensive revisions to his own work—including significant variant readings from earlier editions translated in the footnotes. This edition also provides careful, explanatory introductions, footnotes, cross-references, and a table showing where Luther’s sermons can be found in the German originals.

From the beginning of his work on the postils, Luther had stated that they were supposed to serve common pastors and people, and thus were to be the great devotional book of the Reformation. Expanding the benefit of the Luther’s Works collection even further, the Church Postil is essential for pastors, theologians, historians, and laypeople in the Lutheran tradition.

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Key Features

  • Presents two volumes of Luther’s Church Postil
  • Provides translations from Luther’s mature, final edition of 1540 and 1544
  • Offers sermons on the epistle and Gospel texts from Advent through Christmastide and from New Year through Holy Week
  • Includes introductions, footnotes, cross-references, and a table showing where Luther’s sermons can be found in the German originals

Product Details

Individual Titles

Luther’s Works, vol. 75 (Church Postil I)

  • Author: Martin Luther
  • Editors: Benjamin T.G. Mayes and James L. Langebartels
  • Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 496

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

From the beginning of his work on the postils, Luther had stated that they were supposed to serve common pastors and people, and thus were to be the great devotional book of the Reformation. Volume 75 of his Church Postil gives the sermons on the Epistle and Gospel readings from Advent through Christmastide in fresh, clear English.

This edition presents an accurate and clear translation that includes Luther’s often-extensive revisions to his own work, with significant variant readings from earlier editions translated in the footnotes. You’ll also get the version of the summer sermons that Luther approved (Cruciger’s edition, not Roth’s edition). Epistles and Gospels are interspersed as they were originally printed, showing the progression of Luther’s teaching through the course of the church year. This edition includes the careful, explanatory introductions and footnotes that have become a hallmark of Luther’s Works: American Edition, as well as cross-references and a table showing where Luther’s sermons can be found in the German originals. The volume is also fully indexed.

Luther’s Works, vol. 76 (Church Postil II)

  • Author: Martin Luther
  • Editors: Benjamin T.G. Mayes and James L. Langebartels
  • Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 500

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The new translation of the Church Postil follows the last edition of Luther’s life, from 1540–1544, and includes Luther’s often-extensive revisions to his own work, with significant variant readings from earlier editions translated in the footnotes.

This volume of Martin Luther’s Church Postil includes the sermons on the Epistle and Gospel readings from New Year through Holy Week, plus “Meditation on the Holy Suffering of Christ” and “Sermon on Confession and the Sacrament.” The appendix contains Luther’s prefaces to earlier editions of the Church Postil. All the sermons include footnotes indicating Luther’s edits over the course of his life, all rendered in clear, lucid English. This edition includes careful, explanatory introductions and footnotes as well as cross-references and a table showing where Luther’s sermons can be found in the German originals. The volume is also fully indexed.

About Martin Luther

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

Luther is most noted for his Ninety-Five Theses (1517), in which he directly challenged the theological basis and ecclesiological use of indulgences. His large body of sermons and writings continue to have great impact and animate the movement that bears his name.