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Luther’s Small Catechism: Developed and Explained


This volume provides additional questions and answers to supplement Luther’s original catechism. It was produced by the General Synod of the Lutheran Church in response to their concerns that catechists were ineffectively using a lecture methodology to expound upon the catechism. The emphasis of this edition of Luther’s Small Catechism is to further develop and teach catechumens through additional questions and answers, not additional lectures. The supplemental material in this edition provides rich insight into the Lutheran perspective of theology and the Bible and further explains some of the basic tenets of the faith.

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  • Title: Luther’s Small Catechism: Developed and Explained
  • Author: Martin Luther
  • Edition: General Synod Edition
  • Publisher: The United Lutheran Publication House
  • Print Publication Date: 1893
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital > Logos Edition
  • Subjects: Lutheran Church > Catechisms; Lutheran Church
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2016-08-05T17:02:11Z

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.