As a writer and minister, George Henry Gerberding sought to write books that filled needs within the church. If pastors needed something they didn’t have access to, Gerberding wrote it himself. While there was an extensive selection of Lutheran texts and Christian writings for pastors, there were a number of essential topics, teachings, and methodological instructions only available in European languages, or else not available at all. He dedicated much of his work to the education of the church, and took joy in the knowledge that his contributions were effectively filling the gaps in English Lutheran literature.
Included in the Select Works of George Henry Gerberding are three of his most well-known texts—The Lutheran Pastor, The Lutheran Catechist, and The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church. These valuable texts were widely distributed within the Lutheran church and were even used and referenced by other denominations. They were each designed to equip the church with the educational materials it needed to guide and supplement life in the body of Christ. The three texts included here will be especially useful to pastors, professors, and seminary students—particularly, but not exclusively, those interested in catechetics or the scriptural basis of Lutheran beliefs and practices.
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George Henry Gerberding (1847–1927) was a pastor and missionary in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and North Dakota. He was the founder and first president of the Synod of the Northwest, president of the Chicago Synod, and a professor at Chicago Lutheran Seminary and Northwestern Lutheran Seminary. His works include Life and Letters of W. A. Passavant, DD, The Lutheran Church in the Country, and Lutheran Fundamentals.