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Luther’s Small Catechism; Explained in Questions and Answers: For the Use of the Church, School, and Family

Luther’s Small Catechism; Explained in Questions and Answers: For the Use of the Church, School, and Family

Martin Luther

| G. W. Frederick | 1863

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Luther’s Small Catechism: Explained in Questions and Answers expands upon the condensed presentation of the small catechism developing the theology and concepts through additional questions and answers. Additional proof-texts were carefully selected for the catechumen’s reflection and memorization. The additional questions and answers were designed for diverse ages and stages of development among catechumens, making it useful and easily adaptable for teaching all ages. This resource is useful for personal devotional use, Bible study, or sermon preparation.

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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 argued that indulgences were not acts of penance which could replace true repentance. His refusal to retract all his writings, demanded by Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521, resulted in his excommunication by the pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the emperor.

Luther has been both praised and vilified for what he preached and wrote. Luther’s translation of the Christian Bible into the vernacular greatly influenced the church. His works continue to impact all Christians and animate the movement that bears his name. Luther’s Works (55 vols.) contains many of Luther’s writings, including commentaries, sermons, and lectures.