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Title : The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
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ISBN : 9780800627409
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Number of Pages : 774 Pages
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The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Reviews

  • Chelsea
    2019-02-12 00:12

    That's right folks, I'm reading most of the Book of Concord for my Lutheran Confessions class. It's all the stuff that Luther and friends wrote back in the 1500s... yippee! Despite the fact that it's so old, it is incredibly radical theology and relevant for today.

  • Robert Palmer
    2019-02-17 04:31

    Although I am not a Lutheran, it seemed to me that reading this collection of early Lutheran writings would help me to understand the Protestant Reformation. I was not disappointed.In my opinion, this is must reading not just for Lutherans, but also for any Protestant seeking a better understanding of fundamental Christian doctrines. I remain a Baptist, and noted some variance with Baptist understanding of Scripture, but on the whole this volume added to my understanding of the Bible.If you are not familiar with this book, it is the basic collection of early Lutheran documents:1. The Three Chief Symbols.2. The Augsburg Confession (1530).3. Apology of the Augsburg Confession (1531).4. The Smalcald Articles (1537).5. Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope (1537).6. The Small Catechism (1529).7. The Large Catechism (1529).8. Formula of Concord (1577).Although I recommend this book to all Christians, I also recommend that it be read only after having read through and studied the entire Bible at least once.

  • Tom
    2019-01-21 03:39

    First read 2008.Second reading 2016.

  • Todd
    2019-02-01 03:22

    An excellent and user friendly translation of the Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

  • Michael Gibney
    2019-02-17 05:28

    Everyone should read this book!

  • Clint Hoff
    2019-01-27 00:12

    A must read for those interested in the history and theology behind the Protestant Reformation. But this is no dead and dusty work of history. This book continues to be for millions of Lutherans the Magna Carta of their faith. The book includes several documents outlining principal points of doctrine and the Christian faith: the ecumenical creeds (Apostles', Nicene, Athanasian), the Augsburg Confession, etc.). One must understand that the milieu of the origin of these confessions of faith were the contentions with the Roman Catholic Church, and then later contentions within Lutheranism itself. Therefore the book does not address directly all matters of theological concern for the modern man.

  • Aaron Cance
    2019-02-11 07:27

    It is difficult to critique or rate something like this, as it is more a prayerbook and reference for me than a narrative of any kind. It would be like rating one's favorite thesaurus, although I'm sure it could be easily done with more thought. The Book of Concord is the final authority (along with The Holy Bible, of course) of what it means to be a Lutheran. It includes Martin Luther's Large and Small Catechisms of 1529, the Augsburg Confession of 1530, and other many other materials that offer comfort and a clear articulation of the Lutheran Christian faith.What's neat about this volume in particular? It's pocket sized! (the regular edition is a real door-stopper)

  • Jennifer Doerr
    2019-02-06 02:17

    I'm reading this for my Lutheran Creeds and Confessions class, and I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying it. I was convinced it would be incredibly dry and didactic, but it's actually quite a radical and exciting read when you consider what Luther and Melancthon and their contemporaries were revolting against. I'm also finding it to be an invaluable spiritual resource, explaining why we worship the way we do in the Lutheran church, and giving background to the history and importance of those rituals. Knowing the "why" behind what I do is adding a great deal of value to worship experiences.

  • Glenn Crouch
    2019-02-08 04:18

    I just finished going through the Reading Guide, which covers most of the material (all the confessional documents) in 52 weeks of Monday to Friday readings.This is an excellent, easy-to-read translations of the Confessional Documents of the Lutheran Church. CPH have added useful comments and the addition of the Woodcuts and Engravings, as well as the nice Colour Images - makes this an excellent reference book for anyone interested in Church History.For those of a Lutheran background, this is a superb way to read (again) the documents that make us Lutheran.

  • Benjamin Wirtz
    2019-01-31 05:23

    If you want a rundown of Lutheran beliefs this is THE book. I dare say it is even interesting at times, just try to count how many times the Pope is called the anti-Christ. It is a collection of works rather than a standalone book and includes among others, the Augsburg confession, the formula of Concord, and the Small and large Catechism.

  • Bill
    2019-02-19 00:20

    The Book of Concord gets 5 stars from me; the Tappert edition, fine though it is, is dated and definitely superseded by the Kolb/Wengert edition. Still good to have on hand, however, for the sake of comparison.

  • Dan Walters
    2019-02-19 00:38

    The easiest to use and read edition of the Lutheran Confessions. A bonus section of full-color pictures from the Reformation are especially interesting and make a great addition to the book.

  • Iain
    2019-02-20 07:28

    Keeps reminding me what Lutheranism is. There is this radical Lutheranism (ELCA) and moderate Lutheranism (LCMS) and I keep forgetting.

  • Garthegn
    2019-01-28 07:30

    Excellent read of one of the most important confessions of faith.

  • Emgbane
    2019-02-13 04:21

    My much deeper understanding of the bible and life.

  • Daniel
    2019-01-27 23:24

    Actually a really, good book..

  • David Witte
    2019-02-17 06:22

    My second Bible.

  • Kurt
    2019-02-02 06:26

    Must read for all reformation buffs everywhere. Don't only read Calvin!

  • Benjamin Fast
    2019-01-22 00:35

    Excellent exposition of biblical Lutheran thought!

  • Christopher Porter
    2019-02-04 06:41

    This collection of texts continues to challenge and amaze me. The one book I would want, besides a bible, in prison.

  • Arthur O'dell
    2019-02-17 04:37

    The best user-friendly edition of the Book of Concord. Essential reading for any Lutheran, and anyone who wants to understand the Protestant Reformation and its historical impact.