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Evangelical Lutheran Catechism
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Evangelical Lutheran Catechism


T. Newton Kurtz, Lutheran Board of Publication 1871

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In the popular question-and-answer format, the Evangelical Lutheran Catechism has answered questions about the specifics of the faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for more than 100 years. Samuel Schmucker, a preeminent theologian in nineteenth-century Evangelical Lutheran theology, provides theological teaching which is still referenced in the teachings of evangelical Lutheran synods today. Trace Lutheran thought back through the centuries using Schmucker’s catechism as a starting point.

In Logos, the Evangelical Lutheran Catechism is fully searchable, allowing you to find topics on specific beliefs, such as “Creation” or “judgment.” Bible references appear on mouseover, giving you instant access to the text being cited, and this resource fits easily on your mobile device, allowing you to bring it wherever you go.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive treatment of the beliefs of Evangelical Lutherans
  • Question-and-answer catechism format


  • Introduction
  • Natural Religion
  • Scriptures
  • Decalogue and Lord’s Prayer
  • The Apsotles’s Creed
  • Of God
  • Decrees and Providence of God
  • Creation
  • Nature and Primitive State of Man
  • Law of God
  • Fall and Depravity of Man
  • Plan of Salvation
  • Means of Grace
  • Prayer
  • Gospel Call
  • The Great Change; Regeneration or Conversion
  • Justification
  • Sanctification
  • The Church
  • Sacraments
  • Baptism
  • Confirmation
  • Lord’s Supper
  • Civil Government
  • Death
  • Resurrection
  • Judgment and Eternity
  • Ecclesiastical Festivals

Product Details

  • Title: Evangelical Lutheran Catechism
  • Author: Samuel Simon Schmucker
  • Edition: 10th
  • Publisher: Lutheran Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 124

About Samuel S. Schmucker

Samuel Simon Schmucker (1799–1873) was a German-American Lutheran pastor, theologian, professor, and president of Gettysburg Seminary. He taught for more than 40 years at Gettysburg Seminary and published more than 100 works, including translations. He was well-known as a controversial theologian in the Lutheran church for his theological position on communion, denying consubstantiation in the Lord’s Supper and steering the Evangelical Lutheran Church closer to a Reformed understanding of communion. He wrote a number of books, including Elements of Popular Theology, American Lutheranism Vindicated, and The Unity of Christ’s Church.

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