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Classics of Lutheran Spirituality (9 vols.)


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This collection of classics explores the history of Lutheran spirituality, gathering some of the most important meditations, sermons, and devotions from Lutheran leaders of the last five centuries. The selected writings cover topics such as Christology, pietism, meditation, and more. Each volume also includes rich analysis from contemporary Lutheran scholars. Featuring the voices of Martin Luther, Emanuel Swedenborg, Johann Arndt, and many others, this collection is the perfect tool for understanding the spiritual history of the Reformation and Lutheranism.

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Key Features

  • Presents classic works of Lutheran spirituality from the last 500 years
  • Provides unique insight into Protestant spirituality
  • Includes analysis from contemporary Lutheran scholars

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Early Protestant Spirituality

  • Editor: Scott H. Hendrix
  • Translator: Scott H. Hendrix
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 368

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This volume is an anthology that includes writings by the Magisterial Reformers (Luther, Melanchthon, Calvin, etc.), along with lesser-known names (Frith, Capito, Vermigli, etc.) to provide a unique insight into Protestant spirituality as it developed from the earliest days of the Reformation.

Scott H. Hendrix earned his PhD in Reformation studies from Tübingen University in Germany. In 2007, he retired from a professorship in Reformation history at Princeton Seminary, and now lives in North Carolina.

Jacob Boehme: The Way to Christ

  • Author: Jacob Boehme
  • Editor: Peter C. Erb
  • Translator: Peter C. Erb
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1977
  • Pages: 336

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This volume introduces the thought and spirituality of Jacob Boehme, a German Lutheran mystics. The Way to Christ is a collection of nine treatises intended to serve as a meditation guide.

Jacob Boehme (1575–1624) was a German Christian mystic and theologian. He is considered an original thinker within the Lutheran tradition, and his first book, commonly known as Aurora, caused a great scandal.

Johann Arndt: True Christianity

  • Author: Johann Arndt
  • Translator: Peter C. Erb
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1978
  • Pages: 320

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Never before translated into English, this book by the sixteenth-century Lutheran mystic, Johann Arndt, has been the foundation for countless spiritual works, both Protestant and Catholic.

Johann Arndt (1555–1621)was a German Lutheran theologian who wrote several influential books of devotional Christianity. Although reflective of the period of Lutheran Orthodoxy, he is seen as a forerunner of pietism, a movement within Lutheranism that gained strength in the late seventeenth century.

Luther’s Spirituality

  • Editors: Philip D. W. Krey and Peter D.S. Krey
  • Translators: Philip D.W. Krey and Peter D.S. Krey
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 296

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Luther’s Spirituality introduces readers to the profound depth and complex issues surrounding the great Reformer’s spirituality.

Philip D.W. Krey is the president of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He was born in Brooklyn and was ordained a minister of the Lutheran Church in America. He is the author of Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Hebrews and The Bible in Medieval Tradition: The Letter to the Romans.

Peter D.S. Krey is a German theologian. He is the author of I Am, Therefore I Think: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy.

Seventeenth-Century Lutheran Meditations and Hymns

  • Editor: Eric Lund
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 384

In this volume, Eric Lund, a specialist in seventeenth-century Germany piety and devotional writings, presents new translations of the prose works and hymnody from the century following the start of the Reformation.

Eric Lund received his MDiv and PhD from Yale University. His teaching and research areas include history of Christianity, medieval and Early Modern piety and spirituality, history of Lutheranism, and the historical interactions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Spirituality of the German Awakening

  • Editors: David Crowner and Gerald Christianson
  • Translators: David Crowner and Gerald Christianson
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 464

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This volume i the spiritual writings of four influential Germans from the nineteenth century who led the revival movement known as the “German Awakening.” Much of the material appears here for the first time in English.

Gerald Christianson, who served a parish in Gary, Indiana, has taught early and medieval church history since 1967. He specializes in the theology and spirituality of the late Middle Ages, with additional interests in the history of worship and Christian art and architecture.

The Pietists: Selected Writings

  • Editor: Peter C. Erb
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1983
  • Pages: 368

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Pietism, with its origins in late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century German Lutheranism, emphasized conversion, union with Christ, and the importance of Scripture. This volume is the most comprehensive collection of Pietist writings available in English.

Peter C. Erb is professor of religion and culture at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. He earned his PhD from Toronto University.

The Theologia Germanica of Martin Luther

  • Author: Bengt Hoffman
  • Translator: Bengt Hoffman
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1980
  • Pages: 224

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Written around 1350 by an anonymous author, this simple yet profound book discusses life in God as it translates into life in the world. This translation was based on Luther’s German edition of 1518.

Bengt Hoffman (1913–1997) received his theological education in Sweden, where he served as pastor and rector in Church of Sweden parishes. He earned his PhD at Yale University and served on the World Council of Churches staff in Geneva, Switzerland, and as director of Lutheran World Service. After World War II, he went to China as a missionary. In 1967 he became professor of ethics and ecumenics at Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary.

Valentin Weigel: Selected Spiritual Writings

  • Author: Valentin Weigel
  • Translator: Charles Andrew Weeks
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 272

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This volume contains the first English translations of key works by Valentin Weigel, an important German thinker and theologian. Also included is an introduction to the context and sources of his thought.

Valentin Weigel (1533–1588) was a German theologian, philosopher, and mystical writer from Saxony. He was an important precursor of later theosophy

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