In this book, Kolb and Arand offer the reader some thoughts on how the riches of the Lutheran tradition might be used in contemporary church life. Both men are well qualified for the task: Kolb is well known for a number of outstanding monographs on Martin Luther; and Arand has worked on the background to the Book of Concord, the Lutheran confessional standards, and has writ-ten an excellent pastoral book on the history and theology of Luther's catechisms. Here, these two outstanding Lutherans have pooled their considerable resources and offer to the church a fine example of how a historic tradition can yet be of relevance today.
Carl R. Trueman is professor of church history and vice president for academic affairs at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia).
Issue: "No Church, No Problem?" July/August 2008 Vol. 17 No. 4 Page number(s): 44-45
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