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Two new Luther publications to be launched in September
5 September 2016

As Lutherans around the world prepare to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, two new Luther publications will be launched in Adelaide later this month.

Dr Stephen Pietsch has written Of Good Comfort, which is based on his doctoral thesis, which won a 2014 Flinders University Vice Chancellor’s Prize for doctoral thesis excellence. It examines 21 letters of pastoral comfort which Luther wrote to fellow sufferers of depression. In this book, these letters are analysed, with careful attention to their rhetorical and theological aspects so that their wisdom for pastoral care today can be harvested.

Dr Jeffrey Silcock has translated Athina Lexutt’s book, A Year with Luther - From The Great Reformer For Our Times. This volume is a daily Luther breviary for pastors and laity, for use in college, seminary and university, and for reading at home. It is suitable for Christian believers and inquirers, as well as for those interested in Reformation history.

These books will be launched on Thursday, 29 September at 7.30pm in the Australian Lutheran College Refectory. All are welcome to attend this event, which will include brief presentations, finger food and wine. Copies of both publications will be on sale at the launch. For catering purposes, please RSVP to Alice Lamnek – by 23 September.