Item description for Luther's Works Lectures on Galatians/Chapters 5-6 Chapters 1-6 (Luthers Works - Concordia #27) by Martin Luther, Jaroslav Jan Pelikan & Richard Jungkuntz...
Overview For the reader whose knowledge of late medieval Latin and Sixteen Century German is too small to permit him to work with Luther in the original languages. Based on the Weimer edition its texts and helps have formed a basis for the edition although in certain cases the transator has felt constrained to depart from its readings. Where literal accuracy and clarity have conflicted, clarity has been chosen. At times paraphrase seemed more faithful than fidelity.
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Studio: Concordia Publishing House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.94" Width: 6.72" Height: 1.5" Weight: 2 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1963
Publisher Concordia Publishing House
Series Luthers Works - Concordia
Series Number 27
ISBN 0570064279 ISBN13 9780570064275
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More About Martin Luther, Jaroslav Jan Pelikan & Richard Jungkuntz
Martin Luther (1483-1546) was the Father of the Reformation. Most famous possibly for his 95 theses, he wrote many works which sparked debate and helped shape thinking - not only in his own time, but ours as well.
Martin Luther was born in 1483 and died in 1546.
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By Faith Alone (Sola Fide) Feb 8, 2005
This is, in my estimation, the greatest non-canonical book ever written.
Luther expounds Paul's epistle to the Galatians with an insight, power and depth of emotion which is sorely lacking in modern commentaries. He is not concerned with the various potential interpretations of "problematic passages" that fill the pages of other commentaries. From the very first page Luther cuts to the heart of the epistle-the doctrine of justification-in the way that only he can. His bold words and plain-sense interpretations result in a work filled with much of the same force and passion that characterized the epistle itself. The grace of God and the love of Jesus Christ cling to every word like the scent of a precious perfume. I cannot recommend this work highly enough.
This is the very essence of the gospel as understood by the one who "rediscovered" the doctrines of faith and grace as he teaches us from the words of the one to whom God first revealed those doctrines. If you are looking for an up-to-date critical commentary or a greek-focused exegetical work then you will not find it here, but if you would hear a plain declaration of the power and wisdom of God then you will not find a better treatise apart from the Bible.
This volume contains Luther's full commentary on the fifth and sixth chapters of the epistle (most single-volume works are abridged). Chapter one through four are available in another volume. Unfortunately, these last two chapters of the epistle are only one-third of the text of the volume. The remainder is taken up with an earlier commentary on the same epistle which, honestly, is barely worth the paper it's printed on. At best it can show you how radically different the twice-born, Spirit-led exegete is from the once-born, reason-led scholar.