The Glory Has Departed
Norma Boeckler, Artist in Residence
Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Friday, June 16, 2017
Janie Sullivan is now posting Volume 1 of The Sermons of Martin Luther for Amazon printing and for Kindle e-books. The proof copies have been okayed by the chief editor (moi) and Norma Boeckler, our artist.
Volume 2 of The Sermons of Martin Luther is close to being ready for Janie. There is some final checking to be done before Janie does her work.
That means my work on Volume 3 will begin soon. We have up to four people looking at each volume. No perfect book has ever been printed, so I join the couple in The African Queen in saying, "Do not judge us for our sins, but for our love." Everyone loves reading Luther's sermons and finding ways to make the text come through the layers of translating in years past, printing errors of the past, scanning errors of the present, and who know what else.
Getting this done before October is possible. Fortunately, some academic issues have been settled, to make tent-making easier to manage this year.
In honor of the Reformation's 500th Anniversary, I would also like to print and Kindle Luther's final version of the Galatians Lectures, also called the Galatians Commentary.
I can tell from Emmaus, Facebook, and the blogs - that no pastor has read Galatians, Otherwise, the readers and audiences would laugh such clowns as Jay Webber, Jon-Boy Buchholz, Klemet Preus (RIP), and David Valleskey off the stage.