Martin Luther's Large & Small Catechisms (Paperback)

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Martin Luther's Large Catechism is a popular summary of basic Christian doctrine written to aid pastors and Bible study leaders in teaching. The small catechism, which was written by Martin Luther in 1529 in question and answer format, explores the Six Chief Parts of Christian Doctrine: the Ten Commandments, the Apostles Creed, the Lord's Prayer, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Confession, and the Sacrament of the Altar. Also included are daily prayers, a table of duties for Christians in their various callings in life, and a guide for Christians to use as they prepare to receive Holy Communion. Luther intended the catechism to be a prayer book for individuals and families and a powerful tool for the Christian life because it provides a brief, clear summary of God's Word on the essentials of the Christian faith.

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Martin Luther's treatise "Concerning Christian Liberty" is one of the most powerful and concise presentations of the Christian life ever written. The power, discernment, brevity and readability of this work make a true gem among Reformation writings (and Christian writings in general). Here you will find the essence of the spirit of the Reformation distilled into a guide for practical, biblical living. With the clarity and bold authority of a true prophet, Luther sets forth the whole of the Christian life in two theses: "A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all." We are free from sin and the law (subject to none) but slaves to Christ in love (subject to all). As Paul writes in Romans 6:22, "But now...you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God." Luther writes as a shepherd of the common people and the tone and content differ greatly from his better-known debate-oriented works such as Bondage of the Will or 95 Theses. The doctrine of justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone is the heart and soul of Luther's message, founded upon a firm conviction in the authority of scripture alone.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781495315336
ISBN-10: 1495315339
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: January 24th, 2014
Pages: 178
Language: English