About this Site

Welcome to LutheranTheology.com. Here you will find a variety of works, both past and present, which present and defend the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. The theology here is unabashedly that of the evangelical Lutheran Church, which confesses the orthodox Christian faith in its symbolical books, as compiled in the Book of Concord, 1580. Since the name was given to the Church of the Reformation, Lutheran has always stood for confession. Nothing but a bold and uncompromising confession of the truth will hold back the encroaching tide of liberalism and rationalism.

My primary focus is to present as many old Lutheran works as are in the public domain, or for which I can obtain permission to post here.

A fair number of Walther's works, as well as those of Chemnitz, have now been posted online at various sites. Walther's Law and Gospel, Church and Ministry, Chemnitz's Examen, and Two Natures of Christ are now available on various (expensive) CPH CD-ROM compilations. Some of these works, such as Law and Gospel, have passed into the public domain. However, the works as they appear on the Concordia CD-ROM's may not be copied, even if their corresponding printed copies have entered the public domain. This is due to a quirk in copyright law, which allows new editions of older works to be freshly copyrighted. Thus, the electronic editions by CPH represent a new “edition” of the work, and as such may not be copied.

This does not prevent others from digitizing these same works, and publishing them online, as the fruits of their own labors. This has already been done with the Triglot edition of the Book of Concord (although only in English).

May the Lord of the Church bless this endeavor, that every Christian might be fully equipped to give an answer for the reason of the hope that lies within him.

In Christ Jesus,
Pastor Martin W. Diers