Item description for The Theology of the Lutheran Confessions (Concordia Classics Series) by Edmund Schlink, Paul F. Koehneke & Herbert J. a. Bouman...
Overview In this classic translation of Theologie Der Lutherischen Bekenntnisschriften, Schlink answers key theological questions as he points to Scripture as the basis of the Lutheran Confessions, which are more than historical documents or expressions of a philosophy. They remain the church's summary exposition of Scripture, upon which members must take a stand.
Publishers Description In this classic new edition, a translation of "Theologie Der Lutherischen Bekennt-nisschriften, Edmund Schlink points the reader to Scripture as the basis of the Lutheran Confessions. They are neither "just" historical documents nor merely expressions of a philosophy. They remain the church's summary exposition of Scripture, upon which members must take a stand. This volume helps the informed reader of Scripture and the Confessions take that stand.
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Studio: Concordia College
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.17" Weight: 1.61 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Concordia Publishing House
Series Concordia Academic Press
ISBN 0758603614 ISBN13 9780758603616
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More About Edmund Schlink, Paul F. Koehneke & Herbert J. a. Bouman
Edmund Schlink (1930-1984) served as professor of theology at Heidelberg University. He did postdoctoral work under Karl Barth and was active in the modern Ecumenical Movement.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Theology of the Lutheran Confessions (Concordia Classics Series)?
faithful, comprehensive, and challenging Oct 27, 2007
A book on the Lutheran confessions (or any confessional corpus) can go wrong in one of 2 directions.
Such a book can be an unvarnished tribute, that sees no difficulties and no challenges in the confessions.
Or a book can be slam on the confessions, a slash and burn coverage.
Schlink walks a via media, managing to provide a critical (in the best sense of the word) overview of the confessions while at the same time standing under the confessions as a faithful student, learning, questioning, and helping the reader to do so at the same time.
This is a challenging, engaging read, and was helpful both personally and ecclesiastically. I highly recommend it.
I'd especially recommend the appendix, where Schlink works through some of the tough questions about the confessions and their engagement with the scriptures and the church fathers.
A good compendium to the Book of Concord Jan 6, 2006
This is a good summary of Lutheran theology as found in the Book of Concord (Lutheran Confessions). I found it helpful to have read this before I tried reading the Book of Concord. It does not much go into any historical background for the Reformation era documents.