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The Lutheran Difference - Reformation Anniversary Edition

by Engelbrecht, Edward

Item #: 124443 / 2014 / Hardback / 736 Pages

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Overview
What began as a popular 18-booklet Bible study series, this work gathers together all the rich content of the series, orders it around the Nicene Creed, and presents it in one accessible volume so readers can access the facts they need.

As Lutherans interact with other Christians, they often find themselves struggling to explain their beliefs and practices. Although many Lutherans have learned the “what” of the doctrines of the Church, they do not always have a full scriptural foundation to share the “why.” When confronted with different doctrines or denominations, they sometimes cannot clearly state their faith—much less understand the differences.

Because of insecurities about explaining particular doctrines or practices, some Lutherans may avoid opportunities to share what they have learned from Christ and His Word. The Lutheran Difference identifies how Lutherans differ from other Christians and shows from the Bible why Lutherans differ. Such information will prepare Lutherans to share their faith clearly, and it will help non-Lutherans understand the Lutheran difference.

This book was written entirely for the lay person but may also serve well as a high school or college religion class text. This resource would be handy for anyone looking for an additional resource beyond Luther's Small Catechism.


Special Features:

  • 500-year anniversary cover art featuring the likenesses of the great Lutheran reformers: Martin Chemnitz, Jacob Andreae, Philip Melanchthon, and of course, Martin Luther.
  • A preface essay on how American churches are changing or staying the same in the twenty-first century, based on research from the Alban Institute, the Barna Group, and on-site visits to congregations of the eight major denominational families.
  • Additional content on the mission of God, the fall and original sin, homosexuality and biblical teaching, Luther’s theology of the cross, church fellowship, and the kindest way to handle accusations in the church (Matthew 18 explained and applied).
  • More than thirty cross-references to the second edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
  • A fifty-page summary and hope-filled update of Bergendoff’s Church of the Lutheran Reformation, tracing Lutheran history from the Reformation to the present.
  • A subject index allowing speedy access to more than 700 pages of inspiring content and facts.


The Lutheran Difference
contributors:
 

General Editor:
Rev. Edward A. Engelbrecht, STM
Senior Editor for Professional and Academic Books & Bible Resources, Concordia Publishing House
General Editor, The Lutheran Study Bible
 
Contributing Editors:
Rev. Robert C. Baker
Senior Editor, Adult Bible Studies, Concordia Publishing House
General Editor, Natural Law: A Lutheran Reappraisal
 
Rev. Dr. John P. Hellwege Jr.
Pastor of Emmaus Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Missouri
 
Rev. Charles P. Schaum
Editor, Professional and Academic Books, Concordia Publishing House
General Editor, Law & Gospel: How to Read and Apply the Bible
 
Rachel C. Hoyer
Longtime freelance editor and former editor with Concordia Publishing House
Author of Blessings and Prayers for Expectant Moms
 
Writers:
Rev. Dr. Armand J. Boehme
Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Northfield, Minnesota
 
Rev. William M. Cwirla
Pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hacienda Heights, California
 
Rev. Dr. Alfonso Espinosa
Pastor of Living Word Lutheran Church, The Woodlands, Texas
 
Rev. Dr. Korey Maas
Associate Professor of Theology and Church History, Concordia University, Irvine, California
 
Rev. Dr. Thomas Manteufel
Professor Emeritus, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
 
Dr. Angus Menuge
Professor of Philosophy & Computer Science & Chair of Philosophy, Concordia University, Mequon, Wisconsin
Editor of Christ and Culture in Dialogue
 
Rev. Dr. Michael Middendorf
Professor of Theology, Concordia University, Irvine, California
Author of The “I” in the Storm: A Study of Romans 7
 
Rev. Dr. Steven P. Mueller
Professor of Theology & Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Concordia University, Irvine, California
Author of Not a Tame God: Christ in the Writings of C. S. Lewis

Patra Pfotenhauer Mueller, DCE
Assistant Professor of Christian Education, Concordia University, Irvine, California
 
Rev. Robert Rossow
Assistant Professor of Theology, Concordia University, Irvine, California
 
Rev. Gregory Seltz
Assistant Professor Theology & Director of the Cross-Cultural Ministry Center, Concordia University, Irvine, California
 
Dr. Bret Taylor
Professor of Mathematics & Chair of the Mathematics Department, Concordia University, Irvine, California

Item Number:
124443WEB
Age(s):
Young Adult - Adult
Availability:
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Benjamin
12/15/2016
Wonderful Explaination

When I first purchased this book I thought that it would be like many others, a comparison book of differences between 'us' and 'them'. At first it was a bit rough for me to get into its flow but after I did I loved it. While it does give comparisons to other christian faiths, that is secondary, the primary purpose it the link of what we believe to scripture and how it is written into our doctrine. It has greatly added to my understanding of our church doctrine and would recommend to any that wish to better understand what it is to be LCMS.

Betty
8/11/2015
The Best

I think this must be the best summary of Lutheran theology since Luther's catechisms.

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