The Annotated Luther, Volume 4: Pastoral Writings

The Annotated Luther, Volume 4: Pastoral Writings

by Mary Haemig (Editor)


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Volume 4 of The Annotated Luther series presents an array of Luthers writings related to pastoral work. Luthers famous Invocavit Sermons and other selected sermons show a forthright and lively preacher. Hymn texts reveal Luthers grasp of hymnody as a tool for conveying and expressing faith. His Small Catechism as well as several pieces on prayer, including his Personal Prayer Book and A Simple Way to Pray, show his engagement in the basic task of teaching the faith. Luthers prefaces to his own writings contain personal reflections on his reforming work. Also in this volume are his commentary on The Magnificat. Selected letters, and shorter pieces that display his pastoral responses to particular situations: Sermon on Preparing to Die, Whether One May Flee from a Deadly Plague, and Comfort for Women Who Have Had a Miscarriage.

Each volume in The Annotated Luther series contains new introductions, annotations, illustrations, and notes to help shed light on Luthers context and interpret his writings for today. The translations of Luthers writings include updates of Luthers Works, American Edition or entirely new translations of Luthers German or Latin writings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451462722
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: Annotated Luther Series , #4
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Mary Jane Haemig is professor of church history emerita, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. She received her Th.D. from Harvard Divinity School in 1996. She taught at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, from 1994 to 1999 and at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, from 1999 to 2018. She focuses on the study of the Lutheran Reformation. She is the editor of volume 4, Pastoral Writings (2016), of The Annotated Luther and an associate editor of the Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions (2017). She resides in St. Paul, MN.

Table of Contents

Series Introduction vii

Abbreviations xi

Maps xii

Introduction to Volume 4 Mary Jane Haemig 1

Sermon and Song

The Invocavit Sermons, 1522 Martin J. Lohrmann 7

Selected Sermons Mary Jane Haemig 47

Selected Hymns Dorothea Wendebourg 105

Teaching and Prayer

A Sermon on Prayer and Procession during Rogation Days, 1519 Mary Jane Haemig 147

Little Prayer Book, 1522 Mary Jane Haemig 159

The Small Catechism, 1529 Timothy J. Wengert 201

A Simple Way to Pray, 1535 Eric Lund 253

Pastoral Care and Consolation

A Sermon on Preparing to Die, 1519 Anna Marie Johnson 283

The Magnificat, 1521 Beth Kreitzer 307

Whether One May Flee from a Deadly Plague, 1527 Anna Marie Johnson 385

That Christians Should Bear Their Cross with Patience, 1530 Ken Sundet Jones Mark C. Mattes 411

Consolation for Women Whose Pregnancies Have Not Gone Well, 1542 Kristen E. Kvam 419

Selected Letters of Pastoral and Spiritual Counsel John A. Maxfield 429

Reflections on Reform

Preface to the Wittenberg Edition of Luther's German Writings, 1539 Erik H. Herrmann 475

Preface to Luther's Latin Works, 1545 Robert Kolb 489

Image Credits 505

Index of Scriptural References 507

Index of Names 515

Index of Works by Martin Luther and Others 523

Index of Subjects 531

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