By: Martin Luther (1483-1546)
The Large Catechism
Luther’s Large Catechism consisted of works written by Martin Luther and compiled Christian canonical texts, published in April of 1529. This book was addressed particularly to clergymen to aid them in teaching their congregations. Luther’s Large Catechism is divided into five parts: The Ten Commandments, The Apostles’ Creed, The Lord’s Prayer, Holy Baptism, and The Sacrament of the Altar. It and related documents was published in The Book of Concord in 1580.
Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians
Martin Luther strove to give a verse by verse exegesis of the Epistle to the Galatians in the work. The original work, written in Latin in around 1516, was much longer. This translation by Theodore Graebner (1876-1950) strove to produce a copy of the work in a format and with wording much more applicable to the general English-speaking American public.
The Small Catechism
Luther's Small Catechism (Der Kleine Katechismus) was written by Martin Luther and published in 1529 for the training of children. Luther's Small Catechism reviews The Ten Commandments, The Apostles' Creed, The Lord's Prayer, The Sacrament of Holy Baptism, The Office of the Keys & Confession, and The Sacrament of the Eucharist. It is included in the Lutheran Book of Concord as an authoritative statement of what Lutherans believe. The Small Catechism is widely used today in Lutheran churches as part of youth education and Confirmation.
(German) Der Kleine Katechismus
Der Kleine Katechismus ist eine kurze Schrift, die Martin Luther 1529 verfasst hat. Er hat in den lutherischen Kirchen Bekenntnis- und Lehrcharakter; behutsam an die heutige Sprache angepasst gilt er nach wie vor. Luther hat den kleinen Katechismus geschrieben, da er auf seinen Visitationsreisen erkennen musste, dass das Kirchenvolk den christlichen Glauben und die reformatorischen Einsichten nur lückenhaft kannte. Sein Ziel war es, den Pfarrherrn eine Hilfe zum Unterricht zu geben. Später ergab sich, dass auch die Hausväter ihre Familienangehörigen (hierzu gehörte damals auch das Gesinde) anhand des Kl...
The Smalcald Articles
MANUAL OF SURGERY, OXFORD MEDICAL PUBLICATIONSBY ALEXIS THOMSON, F.R.C.S.Ed.PREFACE TO SIXTH EDITION Much has happened since this Manual was last revised, and many surgical lessons have been learned in the hard school of war. Some may yet have to be unlearned, and others have but little bearing on the problems presented to the civilian surgeon. Save in its broadest principles, the surgery of warfare is a thing apart from the general surgery of civil life, and the exhaustive literature now available on every aspect of it makes it unnecessary that it should receive detailed consideration in a manual for students...
The Bondage of the Will
On the Bondage of the Will (Latin: 'De Servo Arbitrio', literally, "On Un-free Will", or "Concerning Bound Choice"), by Martin Luther, was published in December 1525. It was his reply to Desiderius Erasmus's De libero arbitrio diatribe sive collatio or On Free Will, which had appeared in September 1524 as Erasmus's first public attack on Luther, after being wary about the methods of the reformer for many years. At issue was whether human beings, after the Fall of Man, are free to choose good or evil. The debate between Luther and Erasmus is one of the earliest of the Reformation over the issue of free will and predestination.
|Martin Luther's 95 Theses
Concerning Christian Liberty
Early in the course of the Reformation (1520) Martin Luther penned a trilogy of foundational documents addressing the Church, the Nobility and the Christian life. This document concerning the Christian life expounds the famous paradox: "A Christian man is the most free lord of all, and subject to none; a Christian man is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject to every one."
|A Treatise on Good Works
|Martin Luther's Large Catechism, translated by Bente and Dau
|Martin Luther's Small Catechism, translated by R. Smith
|The Hymns of Martin Luther Set to their original melodies
|Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II Luther on Sin and the Flood
|An Open Letter on Translating
|The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained
|Epistle Sermons, Vol. III Trinity Sunday to Advent
To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation
Early in the course of the Reformation (1520) Martin Luther penned a trilogy of foundational documents addressing the German Nobility, the Church and the Christian. "To the Christian Nobility" appeared first. In it, Luther identifies and attacks the three walls with which the papacy insulates itself from reformation. Next, he discusses three areas that need to be addressed by a council. Finally, he offers 27 articles respecting reforms needed in Christendom.
On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church
Early in the course of the Reformation (1520) Martin Luther penned a trilogy of foundational documents addressing the German Nobility, the Church and the Christian. "On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church" appeared second. In it, Luther sifts the wheat from the chaff as regards the seven sacraments of the Roman Church.
Exposition upon the Song of the Blessed Virgin Mary called Magnificat
Luther's 1521 exposition of the Magnificat was written for John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony , at that time a teenager. It was written in two parts, being interrupted by Luther's appearance at the Diet of Worms. It is sermonic in form but written to be read rather than heard. - Summary by InTheDesert