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This edition of Luther’s Large Catechism with Study Questions is the translation of Luther’s Large Catechism found in Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions. A visually appealing summary of Christian doctrine, this Catechism includes study questions that refer back to the text. Whether you are looking for devotional material or a deeper examination of Luther’s Catechism, this ...more
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Mwansa
Jan 14, 2013 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.
Kevin Clouse
Oct 25, 2011 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. ...more
David
Dec 12, 2012 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. ...more
Jo
It has great questions and helps.
Karin
Oct 26, 2015 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. ...more
Brent
Jan 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theology
I can't recommend it enough. ...more
Brad
Mar 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tagore Martins
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esse catecismo foi escrito com o objetivo de instruir as crianças e as pessoas simples. Ele apresenta como cenário a necessidade de apresentar, em contraste com o catolicismo medieval, uma breve instrução sobre Deus a partir do Credo Apostólico, a santidade expressa nos dez mandamento, a necessidade da oração e como fazê-la a partir da oração do Pai Nosso e sobre os sacramentos. Comparativamente com a primeira edição das Institutas, enquanto a última é mais erudita, longa e referenciada, essa ob ...more
Joe S.
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy Luther's leaving the mysteries of faith open to mystery. I sometimes have the impression that theologians want to clarify every piece of doctrine. However, Luther does a nice job of deferring to others or simply confessing "That's above my pay grade." Now, I think he gets a little bogged down in his rebuttals to the Roman church [yes, I understand the historical context], so he appears to lose track of his point through the forest of attacks on Rome. All in all, a solid read and great re ...more
James Ruley
Unsurprisingly, this work is a lengthier take on Luther’s Small Catechism, discussing the Ten Commandments, Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the sacraments of baptism and communion. Although this work elucidated Luther’s thinking on these topics helpfully, the work as a whole was not substantially more beneficial to read than his small catechism.
Joshua D  Britnell
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading Metaxes’ biography of Luther, I wanted to read some of Luther’s writing. This one did not disappoint. While some of this book is written against the corruption of his day, I love the simplicity of Luther’s writing and how he spells out what he considers to be the five foundations of our faith: the Ten Commandments, the apostles creed, the Lord’s Prayer, baptism, and communion.
Stephanie
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
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. ...more
Alex
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, theology
I should read more Luther.

The editorial comments are not always helpful.
Shealeigh Funni
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very thorough. The parts a reader would like are highly correlated with their theological persuasions. That being said, my favorite sections were on baptism, communion, and "Thy Kingdom Come". ...more
Nancy  Pretty
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Great stuff. Full of common sense. The world needs a reminder. HIghly recommended!
Dan
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highly readable!
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