Developed and written primarily for Lutheran pastors, church workers, and seminary students, Luther’s Large Catechism with Annotations and Contemporary Applications presents this foundational Lutheran text with more than 50 essays, written to help address and apply the Large Catechism in an increasingly complex contemporary world.
Nine introductory essays provide an overview of the Large Catechism and its influence around the globe. Each chief part of the Large Catechism is then treated with topical essays to underscore its relevance in contemporary society.
Luther’s Large Catechism with Annotations and Contemporary Applications is a project of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations.
The catechism remains one of the most important ways of training up people of all ages in what it means to be a baptized child of God. While serving as a means of cultivating the Christian faith in congregations, homes, and schools, the catechism presents the teaching of the Scriptures in a simple way, shaping our understanding of who God is and who we are before God. The goal is always communicating the faith—the teaching of God’s Word—but also forming the way of life in accord with that Word.
—Gerhard H. Bode