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  1. Lutheran Difference
    Lutheran Difference
    Edited by Edward A. Engelbrecht
    Concordia Publishing House / 2010 / Hardcover
    $29.99
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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  1. Jeff
    Arlington, WA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    November 27, 2013
    Jeff
    Arlington, WA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    I purchased this book based upon the title and product description. I was disappointed for it really lacked comparisons of other Christian traditions. >>>>>>

    It is weak on comparisons with other Christian traditions. The author would quote one or two sentences, maybe a paragraph from different Traditions confessional statements or catechisms. There was no interactions with the other traditions. Thus the book has little value in this respect. I wished there would have been some interaction when a comparison was supposed to be made. For example what is the difference between Orthodoxy's view of sin vs Lutheran view of sin, etc. I know that Orthodoxy view of sin is based on a medical model while the Lutheran view is based upon a forensic model. Yet I would not know this from this book. >>>>>>

    Its strengths are (1) giving an excellent presentation of what conservative Lutheran churches believe regarding the confessional statements found in the book of Concord; (2) a clear view of the inerrancy of Scripture; (3) an excellent resource for those who want to explore Lutheranism; (4) a good resource for comparing your Christian tradition with conservative Lutheranism.>>>>>>>

    My wish: Instead of comparing Lutherans with other traditions, I wished it would have made the comparison with what is going on with the liberal Lutheran churches and used current documents instead of quoting a liberal view from the 19th century and early 20th century.
  2. John Kishbaugh
    Berwick, Pennsylvania
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Outstanding overview of the Lutheran faith.
    March 1, 2012
    John Kishbaugh
    Berwick, Pennsylvania
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Every Lutheran Preacher and every Lutheran congregation should read this book. Lutheranism today has moved far from the tenets of faith stated so clearly in this book.

    A book like this is long overdue. Professionals and laypersons will enjoy the read.
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