Luther's Large Catechism translated by Henry Eyster Jacobs

The attentive reader… will see that the matters here treated are not antiquated or obsolescent, but enter most deeply into the issues of the hour.” — Henry Eyster Jacobs

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From the Translator:

“The popular edition, here offered, fulfills the hope of the editor from the very beginning, to have the Confessions published at such price that they may he scattered broadcast throughout all English-speaking lands… Such edition will serve an important office in deepening and strengthening the faith of our people in drawing them together in the bonds of a common fellowship, and in enabling them to appreciate all the more highly their heritage…

“We send forth this volume with gratitude for the privilege of having been called to edit it… and in the full confidence that it will be a blessing to our Church in America, and, through it, in advancing the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whose name these confessions were written. — Henry Eyster Jacobs

Book Contents

  • Short Preface Of Dr. Martin Luther
  • Part First. The Ten Commandments
    • The First Commandment
    • Exposition of the Appendix to the First Commandment
    • The Second Commandment
    • The Third Commandment
    • The Fourth Commandment
    • The Fifth Commandment
    • The Sixth Commandment
    • The Seventh Commandment
    • The Eighth Commandment
    • The Ninth and Tenth Commandments
    • Conclusion of the Ten Commandments
  • Part Second. Of The Creed
    • Article I
    • Article II
    • Article III
  • Part Third. Of Prayer – The Lord’s Prayer
    • The First Petition
    • The Second Petition
    • The Third Petition
    • The Fourth Petition
    • The Fifth Petition
    • The Sixth Petition
    • The Seventh and Last Petition
  • Part Fourth. Of Baptism
    • Of Infant Baptism
  • Part Fifth. Of The Sacrament Of The Altar

From a Pastor

“For Reformation Sunday I talked a little about the Large Catechism, which I owned as a separate paperback (Augsburg Press, ALC). I read it all the time for years, because it also serves as another way to read Luther’s Sermons, but using the Catechism as an outline. When I wanted to show how the efficacy of the Word was basic to the Bible, Luther, and Lutheran doctrine, I used the Large Catechism.”

– Pastor Greg Jackson, Bethany Lutheran Church, from the post Martin Luther’s Large Catechism - A Great Theology Book for Pastors and Laity

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2020
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0