(See bottom of this post for Table of Contents on entire Concordia Triglotta series)
- Perhaps you should highlight the fact that Prof. John T. Pless, in his new book Martin Luther: Preacher of the Cross uses the unionistic Kolb-Wengert edition of the Book of Concord and maybe not this Concordia Triglotta or your new Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions book. Page 20 of your sampler says: "Quotations from the Book of Concord with the abbreviation K-W are from Robert Kolb and Timothy J. Wengert, eds. The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000). Reproduced by permission of Augsburg Fortress." ===>>> But you call it "A New Classic"??
- Perhaps you should also highlight on your blog how your chief "Academic, Professional Editor" Benjamin T. Mayes says "Martin Luther was NOT the lone hero of the Reformation"! Yes, that should be the headline of your next cyberbrethren blog post.
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Be not deceived, dear reader, by those who would claim that there is a "renaissance" in today's LC-MS. What is happening in today's CPH and LC-MS is happening because they are embarrassed to find that the old (German) Missouri Synod was actually religious and spiritual... just like all the others they consider to be religious and spiritual, e.g. Herman Sasse, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Wilhelm Loehe, etc.. But as this "renaissance" proceeds, e.g. a republishing of the Concordia Triglotta, more of Luther's Works, and more of Walther's works, Walther's Hymnal, etc., it is apparent that what they really mean to do is place the old (German) Missouri Synod on an equal religious and spiritual footing to these others. Ooooo.... wooowww! CPH is printing German and Latin now! We should be impressed!... they are so religious and spiritual! How they "began to pray and chant" and use "The Brotherhood Prayer Book"! And how they soar now with their Gregorian chants... so high that they can judge Pieper, Walther, and... Martin Luther [now broken]! Yes, they know the "truth", the great "truth" that Martin Luther was not "the lone hero of the Reformation"! Oh, wow!... what religiosity! What depth of spirituality!...
What blindness is their "renaissance".= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Table of Contents - Concordia Triglotta series of blogsPart 1 - (this post) New/old book from CPH; Renaissance?
Part 2 - Graebner vs. Pieper
Part 3 - Unionistic editions of the Book of Concord
Part 4a - Pieper intro to Concordia Triglotta
Part 4b - Pieper: Bente's Preface - perfect agreement w/ Scriptures
Part 4c - Pieper: The Scripture Principle
Part 4d - Pieper: Luther, Scripture, detractors; Bente's Historical Introduction
Part 4e - Pieper: German/English language?; Amish analogy
Part 5a - Sasse/Ziegler confusion on "Missouri Synod" & Confessions
Part 5b - Sasse/Ziegler: criticize "Missouri"; Brief Statement over Confessions?
Part 5c - Sasse/Ziegler: "Statementarians"; The Confessional Lutheran
Part 5d - Sasse/Ziegler: Worship & Church Fellowship
Part 5e - Sasse/Ziegler: Ministry & Church
Part 5f - Sasse/Ziegler: Conclusion ("something lacking in Missouri's orthodoxy"?)
Part 5g - Sasse/Ziegler: An Appeal to Prof. Ziegler (Perhaps Not!)
Part 5h - Ziegler/Sasse: A dedication to Ziegler