Among Martin Luther’s most popular works were his collected sermons for the church year, originally published in two series: the Church Postil and the House Postil. Along with his catechisms, these texts were a major teaching resource used during the Reformation.
In this second upgrade to the essential Luther’s Works collection, you’ll get the first two volumes of Martin Luther’s Church Postil, with sermons on the epistle and Gospel texts from Advent through Christmastide and from New Year through Holy Week. Freshly rendered in English, this edition presents the sermons from Luther’s mature, final edition of 1540 and 1544, and accounts for Luther’s often-extensive revisions to his own work—including significant variant readings from earlier editions translated in the footnotes. This edition also provides careful, explanatory introductions, footnotes, cross-references, and a table showing where Luther’s sermons can be found in the German originals.
From the beginning of his work on the postils, Luther had stated that they were supposed to serve common pastors and people, and thus were to be the great devotional book of the Reformation. Expanding the benefit of the Luther’s Works collection even further, the Church Postil is essential for pastors, theologians, historians, and laypeople in the Lutheran tradition.
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Martin Luther (1483–1546), one of the most significant figures in Western history, was a key figure in the Protestant Reformation. Over the course of his life, Luther was a monk, a priest, a professor of biblical literature, a Reformer, a husband, and a father.
Luther is most noted for his Ninety-Five Theses (1517), in which he directly challenged the theological basis and ecclesiological use of indulgences. His large body of sermons and writings continue to have great impact and animate the movement that bears his name.