Luther's Works, Volume 6: Lectures on Genesis 31-37
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Release Date: Monday, October 23, 1995
Format: Hard Cover, 438 pages 9.25 x 6.25 inches
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
Table of Contents
In this section of Luther's Lectures on
Genesis the subject is the mature child
of God in the school of adversity. Says
Luther, "We have seen the triumphs and glory
of Jacob … let us now also descend with him
into hell and see his sadness and terror."
Extensive treatment is given to a mounting
series of afflictions for Jacob. In every
affliction, Jacob "wrestles with great
infirmity," and one trial may be termed
"light" only by comparison with another.
Luther is also interested in pointing out
the antidote for all adversity—the
comforting mercy of God. This comfort is in
Jesus Christ; therefore Luther observes:
"These emphatic words, which Moses scatters
like jewels here and there in his writings,
are wonderfully sweet, provided they are
referred to Christ." Luther does not
hesitate to draw comparisons: "These things
are written to comfort us so that we may
know that our afflictions and disasters are
General Introduction vii
Introduction to Volume 6 ix
CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE 3
CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO 87
CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE 156
CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR 187
CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE 221
CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX 282
CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN 312
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