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A Short Exposition of Dr. Martin Luther’s Small Catechism: German Text

A Short Exposition of Dr. Martin Luther’s Small Catechism: German Text

Martin Luther

| Concordia Publishing House | 1912

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This volume gives additional questions and answers expounding upon Martin Luther’s original teaching. The exposition is supported with several additional texts not cited in Luther’s Small Catechism. It provides a supplement to the succinct teaching of the small catechism—further developing the ideas presented by Luther with explanation and additional biblical support. This resource is useful for sermon preparation, personal Bible study, or for leading catechism.

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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.