Luther's Small Catechism Explained by Johann Conrad Dietrich

“In this little book the reader will find, first of all, the Small Catechism of Dr Martin Luther without alteration. This is followed by the shorter explanation of this Catechism, in questions and answers, by Dr. Conrad Dietrich, formerly Pastor, Superintendent, and Director of the Gymnasium in Ulm, Wuertemberg, born Jan. 9, 1575, in Gemuende, Hesse Cassel, died at Ulm, March 22, 1639.

“The principle was observed that in this public manual of doctrine nothing but that which is old and tried should be admitted, and therefore no newly prepared additions were made, but these were drawn from the sources mentioned in the title, and from the more extended Catechism of Conrad Dietrich.”

Level of Difficulty: Primer: No subject matter knowledge needed.

Book Contents

Full title: Dr. Martin Luther’s Small Catechism Explained in Questions and Answers. For Schools and Families. With additions from the Dresden Catechism and the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Church, and with additional proof passages from the Holy Scriptures. Translated from the German Edition published by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio, Etc.

  • Preface by Lutheran Librarian

  • Preface

  • Introduction by Dr. Gregory L. Jackson

  • Enchiridion. The Small Catechism Of Dr. Martin Luther

    • Christian Questions With Their Answers, Drawn Up By Dr. Martin Luther For Those Who Intend To Go To The Sacrament.
  • Brief Explanation of the Doctrines of the Catechism By Dr. John Conrad Dietrich.

  • Introductory Questions.

  • Part 1. The Holy Ten Commandments.

    • Of The First Table Of The Holy Ten Commandments.
    • Of The Second Table Of The Holy Ten Commandments.
    • Of The Fulfillment Of The Law.
    • Of The Use Of The Law.
    • Of Sin.
    • Of Repentance.
    • Of Good Works.
  • Part 2. The Three Articles of the Holy Christian Faith.

  • Part 3. The Lord’s Prayer.

  • Part 4. Holy Baptism.

  • Part 5. The Office Of The Keys And Confession.

  • Part 6. The Lord’s Supper.

  • Appendix 1. Of The Holy Scriptures.

  • Appendix 2. Of The Symbolical Books Of The Evangelical Lutheran Church.

  • Copyright Notice

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  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2021
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0