Martin Luther's Catechisms : Forming the Faith

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  • Copyright: 2009-02-01
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Reformation scholar Timothy Wengert has studied Luther's catechisms for the light they shed on the maturing Reformation faith but also for the fascinating lens they afford into the social world of Wittenberg years: children, clergy, education and publishing, marriage customs, devotion and prayer, and celebration of the Lord's Supper in this period, along with Luther's own hearty faith, are all illumined by these Western classics. In this volume, Wengert follows the traditional catechism order to demonstrate the dynamic faith in the catechisms in their original context and ours.

Author Biography

Timothy J. Wengert is Ministerium of Pennsylvania Professor of the History of Christianity at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Coeditor with Robert Kolb of The Book of Concord (2000), he is author of Priesthood, Pastors, Bishops, a book on the Formula of Concord (A Formula for Parish Practice), and two major works on Philip Melanchthon.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Abbreviationsp. xi
Martin Luther's Contributions to Christian Catechesisp. 1
Diagnosing with the Ten Commandmentsp. 25
Luther's Down-to-Earth Confession of Faithp. 43
The Lord's Prayer and Believers' Needsp. 69
Luther, Children, and Baptismp. 99
The Daily Sacrament of Baptismal Absolutionp. 117
Treasuring the Lord's Supperp. 131
The Catechisms as a Vocational Schoolp. 149
Notesp. 171
A Select Bibliography on Luther's Catechismp. 189
Indexp. 193
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