Book Notice: DICTIONARY OF LUTHER AND THE LUTHERAN TRADITIONS, edited by Timothy J. Wengert, Mark Granquist, Mary Haemig, Mark Kolb, Mark Mattes, and Mark Storm

Published on October 18, 2017 by Joshua R Monroe

Baker Academic, 2017 | 880 pages

A Comprehensive, Up-to-Date Reference Work on Luther and Lutheranism

This major, cutting-edge reference work brings together experts in church history representing a variety of Christian perspectives to provide a comprehensive overview of Luther’s life and thought, key figures of his time, and the various traditions he continues to influence. Containing nearly six hundred articles, the dictionary traces the history, theology, and practices of the global Lutheran movement, covering significant figures, events, theological writings and ideas, denominational subgroups, and congregational practices that have constituted the Lutheran tradition from the Reformation to the present day.

 

General editor:

Timothy J. Wengert (PhD, Duke University) is Ministerium of Pennsylvania Emeritus Professor of Church History at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

 

Associate editors:

Mark A. Granquist (PhD, University of Chicago Divinity School) is Associate Professor of Church History at Luther Seminary.

Mary Jane Haemig (ThD, Harvard Divinity School) is Professor of Church History at Luther Seminary.

Robert Kolb (PhD, University of Wisconsin) is Mission Professor of Systematic Theology Emeritus at Concordia Seminary.

Mark C. Mattes (PhD, University of Chicago) is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Grand View University.

Jonathan Strom (PhD, University of Chicago) is Professor of Church History, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

 

Praise for Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions:

Carlos Eire, T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies, Yale University:

An immensely valuable resource. Wide-reaching in scope and brimming with first-rate scholarship, this dictionary will be indispensable for anyone interested in Luther and the global history of Lutheranism.

Tony Lane, Professor of Historical Theology, London School of Theology:

This comprehensive dictionary of Lutheranism will be a welcome addition to the library of anyone with interest in the Lutheran Reformation or the progress of Lutheranism to the present day. It is a gold mine of useful information on the topic, all contained conveniently between two boards.

Ian A. McFarland, Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge:

The scope and precision of the hundreds of entries, penned by leading scholars from across (and beyond) the Lutheran world, make the Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions an essential reference work for pastors and scholars seeking to engage the full breadth of Lutheran faith and practice in all its diversity.

David J. Lose, Senior Pastor, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Past President, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia:

Well-researched, thorough, and highly readable, the Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions draws from a constellation of the world’s most highly regarded Luther scholars to produce the definitive guide to the Lutheran church. It is a singular and remarkable achievement.

Richard A. Muller, senior fellow, Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research, P. J. Zondervan Professor of Historical Theology, Emeritus, Calvin Theological Seminary:

Timothy Wengert and his editorial board have assembled an impressive roster of scholars to produce a welldesigned work that brings up-to-date scholarship to bear on topical and biographical studies of Lutheranism from the Reformation to the present day.

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Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions

Baker Academic, 2017 | 880 pages