Thursday, June 23, 2011

"So also now the adiaphora have set the people free and loose from the commandment of God, fear of Him, and obedience to Him. Each one can now do, accept, and change in the church however and whenever he wishes whatever he would like." (Adiaphora and Tyranny, p. 6)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Adiaphora and Tyranny Now Available

Adiaphora and Tyranny, four writings of Matthias Flacius on the biblical teaching about adiaphora from the Adiaphoristic Controversy, is now available at our website: Right now it is being offered and a discount price or in a bundle with our other book by Flacius, How to Understand the Sacred Scriptures. Thank you for your support and to all who helped with this work!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Adiaphora and Tyranny

Adiaphora and Tyranny, which includes four of Flacius' important works from the Adiaphoristic Controversy, should be available by the end of the month, and will be offered on the website for a significant introductory discount. Check back for more details. We are very excited about the release of this new book.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Looking for Volunteers

We are almost done translating our next publication--four works by Matthias Flacius from the Adiaphoristic Controversy. These works deal with what true adiaphora are, the proper Christian response in a time of confession, the role of the state in churches, and various other important topics. They helped influence the formulation of Article X of the Formula of Concord as well. We are hoping a few theologically astute men or women would be willing to read through parts of the book to catch typos, suggest wording improvements, and point out where additional footnotes would be helpful. If you'd be interested, please send a message. The pay isn't great (free copies of the book and a thank you in the preface), but the help is appreciated.

The True Font of Teaching

25. Further, since some men send us off elsewhere for seeking truth, now to the ancients, now to the most learned ones, now to the fathers and the traditions of predecessors, it is therefore necessary to carefully observe with respect to that that Christ and the apostles did not cite any fathers or their traditions or customs, which they no doubt would have been able to produce abundantly in their favor, in that way greatly increasing the respect that the Pharisees and priests had for their authority, as well as the respect of the people. They in fact produced no such thing, not the slightest either in their favor or contrary to it. Instead, they expressly found fault with the traditions of men. This demonstrates that all truth is to be drawn from the font of the Scriptures alone. We have been built upon the foundation of the prophets and apostles alone and upon that we must establish the church and the religion. We must strive to imitate and hear them lest we pay excessive attention to what men say, the traditions of men, and what kinds of rules or religions they might endeavor to command or set forth for us.
How to Understand the Sacred Scriptures, 84-85

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Processed and Shipped

The printer has notified us that all of the orders placed so far for the Flacius book have been processed and shipped. Please let us know if you encounter any problems. Also, if you would be so kind, as you read through any of our books, if you notice any typos, errors, or areas that could be improved, please do not hesitate to email and let us know. In this way, we can be sure to ensure that we are constantly improving our publications for the future. We lack the staff of larger publishing houses, but strive to keep the books we publish as proper and polished as possible.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Place your order!

The website has been updated and How to Understand the Sacred Scriptures can be ordered for a special introductory price of $7.99. The book is 118 pages. It includes an insightful introduction to Flacius' life and theology by Dr. Jack Kilcrease. The translation is of Flacius' hermeneutical principles from Clavis Scripturae Sacrae. The Clavis was a large work that covered a variety of matters, including Hebrew vocables. This portion of the work on interpreting the Scriptures had an enduring impact and was used for centuries by Lutheran pastors and theologians. It also influenced a number of other books on hermeneutics.

We are offering some bundle deals as well. For instance, get Gerhard's Sacred Meditations and Flacius' How to Understand the Scriptures for $18.99. We've really worked hard to keep the prices down on our books and hope that will help get good Lutheran theology into more hands. Whatever profit has been made in the past has been rolled into future publication and revision costs.