A book and a mystery: There’s a new book out, written I believe by a former ELCA, now LCMC pastor, Rev. Kristian Baudler, titled Martin Luther’s Priesthood of All Believers–In an Age of Modern Myth. Except strictly speaking, it isn’t new. Rather, my husband got an email from Oxen Press, yet the book appears to be self-published through Amazon. It seems there are two Amazon pages listing it different ways.
I don’t mean to call this particular person out. I’m just curious. Do you know pastors or rostered workers who get Lutheran-specific advertisements mailed to them?
Now, I have no problem with self-publishing. Self-publish away! And just because I don’t happen to know about this individual, he may be very knowledgeable in his circles. By all means, look into the book, particularly if you are interested in the ELCA practice of apostolic succession or their ecumenical activities.
I’m certainly interested in the priesthood of all believers, including Luther’s Priesthood writings, but I fear that is a topic easily swayed by personal belief. After looking at what appears to be his church’s website, I suspect we may approach it differently. Still, as I say, check it out if you’d like. I made only a very cursory glance around, and he does have a somewhat recent article in Logia, so maybe you could start there.
Anyway, if you have a perspective to share on the topic or author, or any idea about that publishing house—or mysterious emailings trying to sell books—let me know. Ironically, I’d LIKE to get emails like that. Or maybe that’s a dangerous thing to say. 😉
Happy reading, writing, and checking email! And, happy finding new finds when you do!