By Faith Alone

By Faith Alone

3.0 1
by Martin Luther
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885216274
Publisher:
Evangelical Formosan Church - Communication Center
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Devotion Ser.
Pages:
370

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

By Faith Alone 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This devotional book with selected devotions by Martin Luther has much to be commended for. The translation is vibrant and the devotions are solid devotions, which Martin Luther was masterful at writing. No archaisms or long, Germanic-style sentences get in the way transferring meaning. However, a non-representative selection process devalued what could have been a most-superb book. Core to Luther's theological worldview was that of Word and Sacrament--his understanding of the Gospel. To make the devotional book appeal the general Protestantism, the editor obviously chose devotions that did not cover any of the Sacraments with any Lutheran depth: The Lord's Supper, Baptism, and Absolution. Such an editorial decision was untenable. Also, the English stylists favored 'God's approval' for 'justification,' which some view as theological jargon. However, 'approval' hardly covers the entire meaning of 'justification.' Perhaps, the stylists should have favored 'declare righteous' or 'acquit' instead. Devotions that deliberately avoid the Lutheran understanding of the means of grace and some poor renderings force this book to have a lower rating than it should have earned.