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The Large Cathechism of Martin Luther

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By 1529, the year of publication of Luther's Large Catechism, parishioners took the Gospel for granted. Many had forgotten at what great peril the freedom of their faith had been won. In the Large Catechism Luther set out to inculcate the centrality of the Gospel that was largely neglected and whose freedom was frequently abused. Whether Luther is therefore dealing with th ...more
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Published December 10th 2012 by Start Publishing LLC (first published 1529)
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Kevin Clouse
Oct 25, 2011 Kevin Clouse rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent book to read along with the Bible. Luther really goes in depth into the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer and the Creed, as well as the meaning behind the Sacraments. Definitely helps to foster a deeper understanding. Will definitely read multiple times.
Mwansa
Jan 14, 2013 Mwansa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good book that explains the basics all Christians need to know and seldom take for granted. Luther takes great pains to explain the basics in sufficient detail and clarity, the only part that i can say sort of lost me was the part on baptism but after reading through it the second time around I was all good.

Great Clarity from the book and the glory must go to God alone who used the man.
David
Dec 12, 2012 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent primer for all Christians on the basic supplements to Christian thought and practice. Found within are commentaries to the ten commandments, the apostles' creed, and the sacrements of Baptism and Eucharist. I've read all sorts of adult catechism material but somehow missed this one. I'd love to see an updated version, i.e. Eugene Peterson reworks Luther's Large Catechism.
Ike
Jan 11, 2009 Ike rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting, because you pick up on Luther's personality at times.

You also get a little sense of how important being a father was to Luther.

I don't think I will read it again anytime soon, but it had some interesting stuff in it.
Jo
It has great questions and helps.
Karin
Oct 26, 2015 Karin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Worth reading regularly. I love Luther's forthrightness. Very helpful and explains the Christian Faith and life in such a way that warms my heart. Thank the Lord for Dr. Luther.
Brent
Jan 06, 2008 Brent rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I can't recommend it enough.
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I listened to this on LibriVox and found it very edifying. It expounds on Luther's Small Catechism and fills in with further definition of the chief parts of the faith and what parents should teach their children.
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Martin Luther was a German monk, theologian, university professor and church reformer whose ideas inspired the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization.

Luther's theology challenged the authority of the papacy by holding that the Bible is the only infallible source of religious authority and that all baptized Christians under Jesus are a spiritual priesthood. According
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