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Luther’s Works Upgrade 3 (2 vols.)
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Luther’s Works Upgrade 3 (2 vols.)

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Concordia Publishing House 2014

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Overview

This upgrade collection includes the final volumes of Martin Luther’s Church Postil—a series of Luther’s collected sermons for the church year, and one of the great devotional books of the Reformation. Volume 77 (Church Postil III) presents Luther’s sermons on New Testament texts from Easter through Pentecost, providing commentary on the chief texts for the seasons of Epiphany, Ascension, and Pentecost.

Volume 68 gathers Luther’s sermons on the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 19–24. This volume continues his exposition of the Gospel, in which Luther both explains the text and warns his listeners of the dangers he sees threatening the Reformation—such as engaging in former superstitions, taking advantages of one’s neighbor through usury and greed, and neglecting the role of the law in the life of the believer.

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For more in this series, check out the Luther’s Works Upgrade and Luther’s Works Upgrade 2, for the rest of the Church Postil.

Key Features

  • Valuable commentary on the chief biblical text for the seasons of Epiphany, Ascension, and Pentecost
  • Luther’s sermons on Matthew 19–24
  • Clear, accurate translation in modern American English
  • Careful, explanatory introductions and footnotes of historical and theological context

Praise for the Print Edition

Among the greatest and most prolific theologians of Christian history, Martin Luther still speaks to us today. This 20-volume new 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

Luther’s analysis of human life and his proclamation of God’s merciful deliverance of humankind from sin and evil through Christ ring true across the cultural boundaries of time and space. This supplement to the historic edition of the reformer’s writings, completed a quarter century ago, is bringing significant additions to the texts from his pen than are currently available in English. It will also provide English-language reader’s access to documents that aid in understanding Luther’s own life and the development of the Wittenberg Reformation. The volumes are being edited according to the highest academic standards and their introductions and notes offer readers helpful guides to the context and content of the reformer’s writings. 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, professor emeritus of systematic theology, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis

Product Details

Individual Titles

Luther’s Works Volume 68 (Sermons on the Gospel of St. Matthew, Chapters 19–24)

  • Author: Martin Luther
  • Editors: Benjamin T.G. Mayes and James L. Langebartels
  • Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 456

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As a professor for Old Testament, Martin Luther never wrote out a full commentary on Matthew. He preached on it regularly, however, both in the traditional texts of the church year, and especially in his sermon series on Matthew 18–24 (begun in Luther’s Works Volume 67 and continued here), preached to the people of Wittenberg over the course of four years (1537–1540).

Luther’s preaching reflects the events of 1537–1540. In his exposition of Matthew 18–24, Luther both explains the text and takes the occasion from it to warn his hearers of the dangers he sees threatening the Reformation—such as engaging in former superstitions, compromising with the pope, taking advantages of one’s neighbor through usury and greed, and neglecting the role of the Law in the life of the believer. Amidst his teaching from Matthew on the forgiveness of sins, divorce, infant Baptism, repentance, the divinity of Christ, the marks of the church, the resurrection, and the end of the world, Luther also seeks to strengthen his hearers to endure persecution—from imperial troops loyal to the pope or from Turkish armies—which he saw on the horizon.

These are earnest sermons of biblical exposition, antithesis, and admonition, in the attempt to guard the people from the devil and all temptations that would snatch them away from Christ. This edition provides clear, accurate translation in modern American English with detailed footnotes explaining historical and theological context, and an index.

Luther’s Works, Volume 77 (Church Postil III)

  • Author: Martin Luther
  • Editors: Benjamin T.G. Mayes and James L. Langebartels
  • Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 500

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Few other books communicate the gospel to Luther’s contemporaries so powerfully as Luther’s Church Postil (sermons for the church year). Now for the first time, Luther’s authorized, final edition of the Church Postil is presented here in English. This volume provides Luther’s sermons on New Testament texts from Easter through Pentecost.

In 1535, Luther wrote to a friend, “Concerning the [earlier version of the] postil, you have more respect for it than I do. I would like the whole book to be destroyed. And this is what I am doing: I am entrusting to Dr. Caspar Cruciger the work of reediting the whole into a new and better form, which would be of benefit to the whole church everywhere. He is the sort of man, unless love deceives me, who will correspond to Elisha, if I were Elijah (if one may compare small things with great), a man of peace and quiet, to whom I shall commend the church after [I depart]; Philip does this too.”

Luther’s Works, American Edition, vol. 77 (Church Postil III) offers accurate and clear translation of Luther’s sermons on the chief biblical text for the seasons of Epiphany, Ascension, and Pentecost. It also includes the careful, explanatory introductions and footnotes that have become a hallmark of Luther’s Works: American Edition, and an index.

About Martin Luther

Martin Luther (1483–1546) is one of the most significant figures in Western history and 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.

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