Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions (2nd Edition)
The Book of Concord should be in every Lutheran home. If a person isn't familiar with this book, he'll think, "That old book is just for pastors. I don't have to preach. After working all day, I can't sit down...
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The Book of Concord should be in every Lutheran home. If a person isn't familiar with this book, he'll think, "That old book is just for pastors. I don't have to preach. After working all day, I can't sit down and study in the evening. If I read my morning and evening devotions, that's enough. No, that is not enough! The Lord doesn't want us to remain children, blown to and fro by every wind of doctrine; instead of that, He wants us to grow in knowledge so that we can teach others. - Dr. C.F.W. Walther
Nothing is more important than clearly confessing and bearing witness to the truths of God's Holy Word which reveal the glorious Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This is what the Book of Concord is all about. This edition of the Lutheran Confessions will instruct, inspire and educate all who use it and help them learn what it means to be, and to remain, a genuinely confessing Lutheran Christian.
Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions is a remarkable achievement in Lutheran publishing. In 800 beautifully presented pages, the reader will find helpful introductions, insightful notes and annotations, and helpful tools and guides to aid reading and comprehension. The dramatic history and heroic persons associated with the various documents in the Lutheran Confessions are brought to life. There are more than 115 black and white and 31 full-colour plates illuminating the text of the Confessions.
The second edition offers several significant improvements including
An expanded timeline and general index.
Enhanced page layout features and design elements
New essays in the introduction which provide an overview of the textual issues and history of the Lutheran Confessions
A summary of the nature and meaning of the Church's commitment to the Lutheran Confessions.
The Book of Concord is the authoritative collection of the Lutheran Church's statements of faith. It contains documents which Lutheran Christians have used since the sixteenth century to explain, defend, and advance their witness to the truth of God's Word.
Gene Edward Veith, Jr., (Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas) is Director of The Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary. He is the Culture Editor of WORLD MAGAZINE and was formerly Professor of English at Concordia University Wisconsin. He is the author of numerous books, including Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture, The Soul Of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Spirituality of the Cross: The Way of the First Evangelicals, and God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life.Postmodern Times received a Christianity Today Book Award as one of the top 25 religious books of 1994. He was named Concordia's Adult Learning Teacher of the Year in 1993 and received the Faculty Laureate Award as outstanding faculty member in 1994. He was a Salvatori Fellow with the Heritage Foundation in 1994-1995 and is a Senior Fellow with the Capital Research Center. He was given the layman's 2002 Robert D. Preus Award by the Association of Confessional Lutherans as "Confessional Lutheran of the Year."