Martin Luther’s works are of “importance for the faith, life, and history of the Christian church.” Luther’s Works has made Martin Luther accessible to the modern reader. Concordia Publishing House has expanded Luther’s Works to include genres underrepresented in the previous existing American edition volumes, such as Luther’s sermons and disputations. These new volumes are intended to reflect both modern and sixteenth-century interests. They include annotations and introductions by the editors and various scholars. The primary basis for the translation is the comprehensive Weimar edition.
This collection presents sermons from 1539–1546 and numerous book prefaces written by Martin Luther. With Logos, you get access to these massive volumes with the power and speed of your digital library. Perform searches, create footnotes and citations, and click your way through Luther’s sermons and prefaces! Luther’s Works are essential for pastors, theologians, historians, and laypeople in the Lutheran tradition.
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Among the greatest and most prolific theologians of Christian history, Martin Luther still speaks to us today. This . . . series splendidly complements its 55-volume predecessor and offers a treasure-trove of writings never before available in English, writings crucial to understanding Luther’s life, thought, and profound influence throughout the centuries. Offering readable yet reliable translations, well introduced and appropriately annotated, this new series should delight scholars as well as engage laity and clergy.
—Mark U. Edwards Jr., academic dean, Harvard Divinity School
. . . a superb example of what we can expect from the edition’s general editor, Christopher Brown. His introductions, notes, and references—and the translations—are excellent. Pastors, professors, and students will profit from the judicious choice of Luther’s sermons, disputations, and exegetical works.
—Carter Lindberg, emeritus professor of church history, Boston University School of Theology
Casual readers and those seeking to expand and deepen their knowledge of the Reformation will profit greatly from these carefully translated and edited volumes.
—Robert Kolb, Missions Professor of Systematic Theology, Concordia Seminary
Concordia Publishing House is providing a tremendous service to historians, theologians, pastors, and students by producing these new translations of Luther’s works. . . . The volumes devoted to Luther’s sermons, lectures, and disputations are especially welcome, because they will give English readers a more complete picture of Luther the preacher and professor.
—Amy Nelson Burnett, professor of history, University of Nebraska—Lincoln
I am delighted to see . . . more letters, sermons, and prefaces of Luther . . . Our appreciation of Luther’s life and work will be enriched by this new series and the scholarship that undergirds it.
—Scott H. Hendrix, emeritus professor, Princeton Theological Seminary
Awaited for decades by students, pastors, and scholars alike, the new volumes of Luther’s Works are being prepared by the most qualified experts of our generation. They provide a significant addition to Luther’s homiletical, polemical, exegetical, and occasional works in English translation. The product is not only painstakingly accurate, and historically, linguistically, and theologically responsible, but also eminently readable and accessible to a wide variety of audiences. The broader information offered here drastically expands the utility of the older volumes. This work belongs in every academic and parish library.
—Susan R. Boettcher, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin
Concordia Publishing House is to be commended for taking the initiative in bringing out a[n] . . . extension to the American Edition of Luther’s Works.
—Jeff Silcock, professor of theology, Australian Lutheran College
Finally, after fifty years since the first edition of Luther’s Works was published, Concordia Publishing House has again initiated a project of translating more of Martin Luther’s writings into English. This brings great joy to the English-speaking Lutheran community. Scholars, pastors, teachers, and students who find their knowledge of the German and Latin limited are brought, through this project, one step closer to their discovery of the ‘whole Luther.’ . . . All contributors must be thanked for this formidable task and . . . they will produce scholarly editions in excellent translation.
—Klaus Detlev Schulz, associate professor, Concordia Theological Seminary
Martin Luther stands as one of the most significant figures in Western history. His distinction as the father of the Protestant Reformation is augmented by his innovative use of new technology (the printing press), his translation of the Christian Bible into the vernacular, and his impact upon European society. Born in 1483 to middle-class parents in Saxony, eastern Germany, he became an Augustinian monk, a priest, a professor of biblical literature, a reformer, a husband and father. He died in 1546 after having witnessed the birth of a renewal movement that would result in a profound shift in faith, politics, and society. He has been both praised and vilified for what he preached and wrote. His thought continues to influence all Christians and to animate the movement that bears his name.
Christopher Boyd Brown received his AB in history and literature and AM and PhD in history from Harvard. He received an MDiv from Concordia Seminary. Brown is an associate professor of church history at Boston University’s School of Theology. He specializes in the Renaissance through Reformation periods and the Counter-Reformation to Orthodoxy and Pietism periods.