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This is a translation of Chemnitz’s ‘little book’ for pastors. It covers the Call to the Ministry, the Word and Sacraments, ceremonies of the church, and conduct of ministers. Includes Index and end notes.

Author Bio

Martin Chemnitz (November 9, 1522–April 8, 1586) was an eminent second-generation Lutheran theologian, reformer, churchman, and confessor. In the Lutheran tradition he is known as Alter Martinus, the “Second Martin”: Si Martinus non fuisset, Martinus vix stetisset (“If Martin had not come along, Martin would hardly have survived”) goes a common saying concerning him.