New Module - Luther’s Church Postil

Written by Michael Hanel on December 17th, 2009

Spawned by the quarter-break at classes, I decided to busy myself by putting together a module that I thought would be appreciated by a lot of people out there at this time of year, a compendium of Martin Luther’s Church Postil. This particular set is quite old and is found on numerous sites online, but the site from which I drew upon is here.

As is written there, “The following sermons of Martin Luther are taken from The Sermons of Martin Luther, published by Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1983. This 8 volume set was itself a reprint of John Nicholas Lenker translation of Luther’s Church Postil. Lenker’s edition originally appeared in 1905 - as “The Precious and Sacred Writings of Martin Luther,” volumes 1-14, published by Lutherans in all Lands. These sermons were scanned and edited by The Dr. Richard Bucher and are in the public domain.”

This collection includes 117 of Luther’s Sermons from the Church Year. It is a great treasure of Luther’s thought and may be especially helpful to pastors as they work through the lectionary.

This is a quick release. I’m looking into tagging the text so that Bible verses show pop ups but that will be the task for many other days.

DOWNLOAD! - unzip to \databases\ subdirectory of BibleWorks and will show up upon re-start of BibleWorks under menu item “Resources: Lutheran Resources: Luther, Martin - Church Postil”

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