The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained

Many people have a skewed view of Martin Luther because they've only been exposed to his polemic writings. However, if you really want to know Luther's heart, you need to read some of his sermons, letters, and commentaries. In the latter category, his commentary on Galatians is the most famous, but this set of commentaries on the epistles of Peter and Jude may be an even better place to start. Luther's pastoral concern shines through every page.

Outside of its historical significance, it holds up as a good commentary in its own right. Luther clearly and practically expounds the message of these epistles with excellent application to the Christian life.

Explore, Experiment, Discover

"Instead of a necessarian view of the cosmos, the Bible envelops creation in contingency. We understand contingency in two contexts. First, creation is separate from the Creator and thereby dependent upon its Creator for its existence and life. In other words, the source and life of every aspect of the created order is the All-Wise, Transcendent God of Scripture. Second, since creation is God’s free choice, it could have been something else. God drafts creation as a fine artist. Creation is therefore laden with a multiplicity of treasure chests, each hiding a different aspect of His creative wisdom. God, therefore, commands man to “search it out.” The nature of the physical creation, i.e., the nature of objective reality, entreats man to engage his empirical skills to explore, experiment, discover."

-from The Incarnation of the Word and the Transformation of the Landscape of Mathematics by
James Nickel

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