Reading Luther

 Online and in person we will be hosting monthly Luther Reading opportunities  at the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley.  

Hosted by: The Rev. Dr. Kirsi Stjerna
the First Lutheran, Los Angeles/Southwest California Synod Professor of Lutheran History and Theology endowed chair at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Books for Reading Luther Together:

The Annotated Luther, Volumes 1 and 2 (Fortress Press, 2015),  
Luther’s Works, Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings, ed. Timothy Lull.

Time and place:  Last Wednesday of the Month, 9:30-11:00am, on the PLTS campus.

Purpose: This is a discussion group for those who would like to read some of Luther’s primary texts.  It is open to pastors, lay leaders and seminarians.  Our goal is to engage these works for consideration as we approach 500 years of Reformation.  Secondary texts and suggested readings are included as well. 

Upcoming: (see the archives for cataloged videos below)

March 29                    Faith in Daily Life                           (Smith) 9:30-11:00am
Treatise On Good Works*
On the Freedom of a Christian                               
                                    The Radical Compassion of Reformation
April  26                     Invocavit Sermons*                                      (Stjerna) 9:30-11:00am

                                    The Compassionate Radicality of Reformation
May 24                       Confession of Faith*                         (Smith) 9:30-11:00am

[*] - denotes primary reading text; others are secondary


October 26                The Task of Theology      (click the link to the left to view the archived video)
95 Theses on Indulgences[*] (read all)                    
                                    Heidelberg Disputation (optional)

November 30                        How to Read the Bible                  (Stjerna) 9:30-11:00am
What to Look for in the Gospels*  
                                    Preface to the New Testament
                                    How Christians should regard Moses
Lectures on Genesis, Luther’s Works vol. 8 pp. 1-12, 327-333                               

January 25                 A New Kind of Righteousness      (Smith) 9:30-11:00am
Two Kinds of Righteousness*
Preface to the Complete Edition of Luther’s Latin Writings,
Luther’s Works, vol. 34, pp. 325-338                         

February 22              Church and Sacraments                (Stjerna) 9:30-11:00am
The Babylonian Captivity of the Church*  

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