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This book explores the implications of the fact that Lutherans have always viewed themselves as "confessional"—and thus "confessing." The bold confessions serve as a model and an inspiration for all contemporary Christians who likewise want to proclaim the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. "In a wonderfully lucid way, Kolb shows what it means--and does not mean--This book explores the implications of the fact that Lutherans have always viewed themselves as "confessional"—and thus "confessing." The bold confessions serve as a model and an inspiration for all contemporary Christians who likewise want to proclaim the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. "In a wonderfully lucid way, Kolb shows what it means--and does not mean--to be a confessional Lutheran. ... The fruit of decades of scholarly work with the sources. ... This book should inform both the substance and manner of future theological discussion within and across the various Christian faiths." —Dr. James M. KittelsonProfessor of Church History Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minneasota"A superb study of the Lutheran approach to confession. ... A well-tooled analysis and a bibliographically sophisticated approach to the 16th-century documents. ... An accessible and highly readable introduction to the act of 'confessing the faith' that will assure its value for pastors and students of theology. ... Necessary reading for anyone desiring a deeper understanding of the significance of the confessions of the Reformation era in and for the church, both then and now." —Dr. Richard A. Muller"A very helpful and illuminating investigation of what it meant for Lutherans to confess Christ in the 16th century. Kolb examines the context for confession and the varying understandings of what faithful confession of Christ demanded... An important book for all modern Christians" — Dr. W. Robert Godfrey President, Professor of Church History Westminster Theological Seminary, Escondido, California...

Title : Confessing the Faith: Reformers Define the Church, 1530-1580 (Concordia Scholarship Today) (Concordia Scholarship Today)
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ISBN : 9780570045564
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 181 Pages
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Confessing the Faith: Reformers Define the Church, 1530-1580 (Concordia Scholarship Today) (Concordia Scholarship Today) Reviews

  • Glenn Crouch
    2019-04-09 09:02

    This is an excellent book covering the period of the development of the Book of Concord. I believe it correctly puts the emphasis on the Augsburg Confession, and as the Lutheran Confession develops, the Author continues to show how the figures involved related back to that original Confession.I enjoy the Author's style and found this book an easy and interesting read. I think he gives good explanation to the various "sides" without being judgemental but trying to highlight strengths and weakness.A good read for those interested in the birth of the Reformation as well as the birth of the Lutheran Church.