The Glory Has Departed


Norma Boeckler, Artist in Residence

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
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NT Greek Lessons - Thursdays, 7 PM.

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

email: greg.jackson.edlp@gmail.com,
which works as gregjacksonedlp@gmail.com too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Bente's Historical Introductions,
and Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Luther's Sermons in Word - So Is the Large Catechism

 The Grand Rapids edition was 8 volumes
and was very reasonable.
CPH chose to sell Luther gee-gaws this year,
like their Here I Stand socks,
and publish Gerhard in an expensive edition.
I finished putting the eight volumes of the Lenker set into Word software - how ironic. Today I will send one volume each to various volunteers who are working on removing scan errors from the set. That is a big help, and I really appreciate it.

I decided to start each volume with a Best of Luther set of quotations, mined from that particular book, ending with the citation. Nothing is more frustrating than seeing a "Luther quotation" with no citation. The main point of the quotations is to get people into the sermons themselves.

Luther's sermons should be read and studied, not overlayed with editorial filters. That would be like a house painter explaining Rembrandt.

The volumes will come out one at at time. I am doing this so a set can be bought at the author's price, which is an enormous discount from the Amazon retail price. They will also be on Kindle Unlimited, so those people can have the set for free as e-books.

Any Lutheran publisher could have done this, because creating low-cost editions of public domain works is often done. Visit a chain bookstore and all the classics are available in cheap editions for a few dollars each. New salacious novels are $25 and more.

I wanted a set that I could read in printed form, so the fonts will be as large as possible. Amazon print books are well constructed. I have been pleased with them and their color covers.

 Now on Amazon and Kindle - The Lost Dutchman's Goldmine."11. Therefore we have here in the Books of Moses the real gold mine, from which everything that is written in the New Testament concerning the divinity of Christ has been taken. Here you may see from what source the gospel of St. John is taken, and upon what it is founded; and therefore it is easy to understand."
Vol 1, Luther's Sermons.
The Large Catechism was once published on its own by Augsburg, and I enjoyed toting that around and reading from it. The Large Catechism is a version of Luther's sermons and expands upon the topics of the Small Catechism.