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From “Absolution” to “Zwickau,” The Lutheran Cyclopedia is the definitive reference for Lutheran history, terminology, biography, hermeneutic, liturgy, and theology. The Lutheran Cyclopedia is a one-stop reference for quick access to a Lutheran perspective on theological issues, Lutheran theologians and writers, Lutheran geographic movements and regional history, and liturgical, musical, and devotional terminology. Written by over a dozen experts in Lutheran history, theology, and culture—as well as biblical scholars in their own right—and edited by renowned Lutheran theologians Henry Eyster Jacobs and John A. W. Haas, The Lutheran Cyclopedia is an essential addition to Logos libraries.

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  • Hundreds of entries that chronicle Lutheranism city-by-city
  • Biographies on hundreds of Lutheran scholars and theologians
  • Numerous theological and doctrinal terms, controversies, and historical movements
  • Liturgical, hymnological, ecumenical, and ecclesial terms

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“ohn’s baptism was a washing of repentance, Christian baptism is a washing of regeneration (Tit. 3:5)” (Page 38)

“Synods are admitted to membership not by the accredited delegates, but, on their recommendation, by all the synods connected with the Conference, and without the consent of all the synods, no synod connected with the Conference can enter into ecclesiastical union with other bodies.” (Page 505)

A work which will be found useful far beyond the bounds of the denomination—or, rather, congress of denominations—for which it is primarily intended. Everything Lutheran may be found neatly packed away somewhere within these covers—even Lutheran polemics and Lutheran disagreements. On the topics most sharply debated among Lutherans—such as ‘Altar-Fellowship,’ ‘Conversion,’ and ‘Predestination’—we are ordinarily supplied with two or even more articles, representing the several debating parties.

The Presbyterian and Reformed Review, vol. 11

Attention is called to another valuable book . . . ‘The Lutheran Cyclopedia.’ If you do not have this book in your library you should secure it at once at the special price offered.

Luther League Review, vol. 18, issue 2

  • Title: The Lutheran Cyclopedia
  • Editors: Henry E. Jacobs and John A. W. Haas
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1899
  • Pages: 568

Henry Eyster Jacobs (1844–1932) was an American educator and a Lutheran theologian born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pennsylvania College in 1862 and from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1865. He took up the position of professor at Pennsylvania College in 1870, and then appointed professor of systematic theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Mt. Airy in 1894. In 1920, he became president of the seminary. He published several histories of Lutheranism and commentaries on the New Testament, and, with John A. W. Haas, published The Lutheran Cyclopedia in 1899.

John Augustus William Haas (1862–1937) was the president of Muhlenberg College. He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, Mt. Airy Theological Seminary, and the University of Leipzig. He pastored at Grace Lutheran Church in New York City for eight years, and served another eight years as pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New York. He frequently contributed to a number of religious periodicals and is remembered as a forceful orator and leader in Lutheran thought in nineteenth-century America.


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