This new release strikes me at once as hilarious and brilliant: Mark Mattes—whom you may know from Law & Gospel in Action, Martin Luther’s Theology of Beauty, or other writings—has just published another book through 1517, The Augsburg Confession: A Guide for the Perplexed.
I love the Augsburg Confession. I think everyone should read it. No need to feel perplexed! At the same time, folks can be really hesitant to read it as though they lack the right background. Behold: a book just for them!
Here’s an introductory article and here’s the Amazon description:
This booklet introduces readers to the Augsburg Confession, one of the most important charters of Christian liberty. From the time of its appearance in the sixteenth century to this day the Augsburg Confession connects back to the first Christians and shows how the Bible can be read and Christian life can be lived today. You will see how the gospel enlivens all aspects of the life of faith and the mission of the church.
Anything that gets folks back to the Augustana! 😀