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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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
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.