Luther's Christmas Sermons; Epistles
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... jForeworb, It is now a year since The Luther Press issued its last volume, "Luther on Christian Education," containing his best catechetical writings. We are happy in assuring the growing list of advance subscribers, however, that the enterprise has received no backset. On the contrary, it has grown in every respect, especially in the efficiency of our co-laborers and in the favor it has received from our institutions of learning. The problem of the young people is the burning question at present; and as Catechetics is about the only branch of theology teaching future pastors their duties to the young, the last volume met a long-felt want, both as a text-book and as a help for side reading on many subjects. For example, the president of one institution ordered one hundred copies and turned his whole school into a Luther-class for one period every Thursday afternoon to study it. The experiment was a success. It is better to study the classics Luther wrote than what others have written about him. "He is, in the best sense, modern, up-to-date, the prophet of our times." Read him, and judge for yourself. State schools also support chapel services, a Y. M. C. A. and occasional Christian sermons and lectures. But church schools are expected to do more. It is indeed a sad sight to see a foundation going to ruin because the building is not erected. Supporters of Christian schools are now beginning to realize that the only reason for their existence is that they are Christian. No church lays a better foundation in the hearts of the young for Christian culture than the Lutheran and no worse advertisement of a Lutheran school is conceivable than for its students to return home without any growth or development in harmony with their catechism foundation. It has bee...
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