Translations

Studium has published 84 English translations of German and Latin works from Lutheran theological literature. The full list of translations is below.

There is Nothing New Under the Sun
by C.F.W. Walther
translated by Souksamay Phetsanghane
The Election Controversy in 19th century Lutheranism was not the first controversy over the doctrine of election.
Sermon for the Reformation Festival
by George Stoeckhardt
translated by Nathaniel Biebert
Stoeckhardt warns us against falling into the greed of the papists, which led them to reject salvation by grace.
C.F.W. Walther as a Theologian
by Franz Pieper
translated by Caleb Bassett
A look at the life of Walther is more of a look at the doctrine of justification.
Commentary on 1 Corinthians 15
by Christoph Starke
translated by Benjamin Foxen
Starke emphasizes how important the resurrection of Jesus is to Christian faith.
Commentary on Genesis 3:15
by Martin Luther
translated by John Derme
Luther offers commentary and interpretation of the first gospel promise.
Commentary on John 11:17-45
by Christoph Starke
translated by Benjamin Foxen
An account of the true comfort to be found in the hour of death.
Commentary on Romans 6:3-11
by George Stoeckhardt
translated by Nathaniel Biebert
Commentary on the saving means of grace.
Doctrine of Predestination (Part I)
by Nikolaus Selnecker
translated by Souksamay Phetsanghane
Nikolaus Selnecker provides a thorough systematic treatment of the Christian doctrine of predestination.
Doctrine of Predestination (Part II)
by Nikolaus Selnecker
translated by Souksamay Phetsanghane
Nikolaus Selnecker provides a thorough systematic treatment of the Christian doctrine of predestination.
Doctrine of Predestination (Part III)
by Nikolaus Selnecker
translated by Souksamay Phetsanghane
Nikolaus Selnecker provides a thorough systematic treatment of the Christian doctrine of predestination.
The European War in the Light of God's Word (Part I)
by August Pieper
translated by Caleb Bassett
A German Lutheran grapples with the outbreak of World War I.
The European War in the Light of God's Word (Part II)
by August Pieper
translated by Caleb Bassett
August Pieper points to a Christian outlook during the time of war.
Excursus on the Doctrine of Election According to Ephesians 1:3-14
by George Stoeckhardt
translated by Caleb Bassett
Stoeckhardt summarizes the biblical doctrine of election
The Future Glory of the Christian
by Albert Siegler
translated by Caleb Bassett
A devotion on what awaits the believer in Christ.
The Gospel as a Passing Downpour
by August Pieper
translated by Nathaniel Biebert
In one his final publications, August Pieper urges readers to consider Luther’s famous words of warning.
The Gospel
by Carl Manthey-Zorn
translated by Nathaniel Biebert
A Lutheran pastor and missionary reflects on the meaning of the gospel.
Jesus is the Door to the Kingdom of Heaven
by Albert Siegler
translated by Caleb Bassett
A simple devotional text on Jesus as Door.
The Restoration and Resurrection of the Dead (Part I)
by David Hollaz
translated by Kirk Lahmann
David Hollaz uses a question-and-answer format to cover the doctrine of the restoration and resurrection of the dead.
The Restoration and Resurrection of the Dead (Part II)
by David Hollaz
translated by Kirk Lahmann
David Hollaz uses a question-and-answer format to cover the doctrine of the restoration and resurrection of the dead.
On the Second Day of Pentecost
by George Stoeckhardt
translated by Benjamin Foxen
A sermon that connects salvation to the Spirit.
Sermon On the Second Pentecost Day
by Adolf Hoenecke
translated by John Derme
A sermon on John 3:16-21.
Sermon for the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity
by Carl Manthey-Zorn
translated by Nathaniel Biebert
A sermon on Matthew 9:18–26
True Knowledge
by August Pieper
translated by Caleb Bassett
A theological reflection on the relationship between science and revelation.
The War as a Visitation of God
by August Pieper
translated by Benjamin Foxen
August Pieper offers a theological reflection on the European war.
A Word to Our Readers
by Anonymous
translated by Nathaniel Biebert
The author stresses the importance of standing firm in the Bible’s teaching out of love for both God and his people.
On Baptism
by David Chytraeus
translated by Daniel Waldschmidt
Chytraeus writes that the blessings of baptism are for both this life and the life to come.
Where Faith Comes From
by Johannes Brenz
translated by Jacob Behnken
Johannes Brenz, an early reformer, preaches a sermon answering the question, “Where does faith come from?”
Commentary on Romans 11:33-36
by George Stoeckhardt
translated by Nathaniel Biebert
Stoeckhardt expertly guides the reader through the question, Why some and not others?
The Highest Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity in the Old Testament
by David Hollaz
translated by Nathaniel Biebert
David Hollaz demonstrates that the Old Testament clearly testifies to the Trinity of divine persons.
Adolf Hoenecke’s Farewell Sermon
by Adolf Hoenecke
translated by Peter Metzger
A sermonic farewell to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, WI.
Defense of Brenz
by Anonymous
translated by Philip Moldenhauer
An anonymous defense of Johannes Brenz’s exegesis of the sacramental text in John.
Merciful and Wondrous Throne
by Johannes Olearius
translated by Aaron Jensen
A Christmas hymn that lauds the incarnation.
O Princely Child from David’s Stem
by Philip von Zesen
translated by Aaron Jensen
A hymn on the joy of Christ’s coming at Christmas.
So What Actually Is a Lutheran?
by Edward Moldehnke
translated by Nathaniel Biebert
An articulation of what Lutheranism is and is not.
As Does the Sparrow
by Nikolaus Selnecker
translated by Aaron Jensen
A hymn to focus on the importance of connection to God.
Baptism and the Means of Salvation
by David Hollaz
translated by Nathaniel Biebert
Hollaz address the topic of baptism as a conferring means of salvation.
On the Cross
by Jacob Heerbrand
translated by Andrew Hussman
A systematic text on the cross of Christ and comfort when we bear our own.
Gold Nugget No. 10 – Sermon on the 25th Sunday after Trinity
by C.F.W. Walther
translated by Aaron Jensen
This 1844 sermon offers Christians comfort during trials.
Gold Nugget No. 9 – Sermon on the 24th Sunday after Trinity
by C.F.W. Walther
translated by Aaron Jensen
An 1844 sermon encourages believers to come to Jesus.
Gold Nuggets – Foreword
by Otto Willkomm
translated by Aaron Jensen
The introduction to a short collection of ten sermons by C.F.W. Walther.
Oh, How Holy is This Place!
by Benjamin Schmolck
translated by Aaron Jensen
A hymn to praise God for revealing himself in the Word.
I Know My Name in Heav’n Is Written
by Salomon Franck
translated by Aaron Jensen
A hymn on the eternal joy of election.
Disputation about the Creation of Man in the Image of God and the Horrible Destruction of that Image
by Jakob Andreae
translated by Aaron Jensen
A correct understanding of the image of God and of original sin.
Gold Nugget No. 7 – First Sermon on the Festival of Reformation
by C.F.W. Walther
translated by Aaron Jensen
Walther reminds heirs of the Reformation what they have inherited.
Gold Nugget No. 8 – Second Sermon on the Festival of Reformation
by C.F.W. Walther
translated by Aaron Jensen
In this Reformation sermon Walther celebrates the great freedoms which the gospel brings.
Stewardship Sermon
by Adolf Hoenecke
translated by Evan Chartrand
An 1890 sermon on the topic of stewardship.
The Closer to Luther the Better the Theologian
by August Pieper
translated by Andrew Hussman
A very short summary of the work
Christology as It Relates to the Lord's Supper
by Johannes Brenz
translated by Aaron Jensen
Brenz defends his teaching on the doctrine of the Lord’s Supper.
Gold Nugget No. 1 – Sermon for Christmas Day
by C.F.W. Walther
translated by Aaron Jensen
Walther encourages his hearers to persist in their childlike faith.
On the Image of God in Man
by Matthias Hafenreffer
translated by Andrew Hussman
A systematic text on anthropology.
Your Mediator Comes
by Johann Rambach
translated by Aaron Jensen
A joyful Christmas hymn on Christ as mediator.
Chapter 22 – Four Days of Preaching to the Heathens in the Land of Pudukottai
by Carl Manthey-Zorn
translated by Aaron Jensen
Reflections on missionary work in India.
Chapter 23 – Preaching to the Heathens in Kudumiamalei
by Carl Manthey-Zorn
translated by Aaron Jensen
Reflections on missionary work in India.
Chapter 24 – All’s Well That Ends Well
by Carl Manthey-Zorn
translated by Aaron Jensen
Reflections on missionary work in India.
The First Sermon – On the Substance of the Supper
by Johannes Brenz
translated by Andrew Hussman
One of three Maundy Thursday sermons preached by Johannes Brenz.
Gold Nugget No. 2 – Sermon on the 4th Sunday after Epiphany
by C.F.W. Walther
translated by Aaron Jensen
A sermon with valuable insight into the history of the continually migrating church.
Gold Nugget No. 5 – Mission Festival Sermon
by C.F.W. Walther
translated by Aaron Jensen
Walther teaches on the significance of the second petition of the Lord’s Prayer.
Philippians Hymn
by Johannes Olearius
translated by Aaron Jensen
A hymn based on Philippians 2:5–11.
Winter Hymn
by Joachim Neander
translated by Aaron Jensen
A winter hymn still sung by the Amish community.
The Fear of God’s Word
by Franz Pieper
translated by Andrew Hussman
What it means to fear God’s Word.
Gold Nugget No. 6 – Synodical Sermon
by C.F.W. Walther
translated by Aaron Jensen
Weather reminds his hearers what the spirit of the Church really is.
Now Everything Is Good And Sweet
by Laurentius Laurenti
translated by Aaron Jensen
A composite translation of a Lenten hymn.
Second Sermon on the Passion
by Johannes Brenz
translated by Jacob Haag
Brenz preaches on a harmony of the passion history.
The Second Sermon – On the Use of the Lord’s Supper
by Johannes Brenz
translated by Andrew Hussman
One of three Maundy Thursday sermons preached by Johannes Brenz.
Gold Nugget No. 4 – Sermon for Good Shepherd Sunday
by C.F.W. Walther
translated by Aaron Jensen
Walther offers the Good Shepherd as the model by which all under-shepherds are measured.
Selected Meditations from Balthasar Meisner
by Balthasar Meisner
translated by Andrew Hussman
A small collection of 17th century German meditations.
Sermon for Christmas Day
by George Stoeckhardt
translated by Nathaniel Biebert
Georg Stoeckhardt thoroughly treats the blessings that God has given us through the birth of his Son.
Sermon for Easter Monday
by Adolf Hoenecke
translated by Andrew Ewings
Hoenecke narrates the amazing contrast between the start and finish of the Emmaus journey.
Sermon for the Festival of Ascension
by Adolf Hoenecke
translated by Benjamin Reichel
Hoenecke preaches on the joy and comfort of the Ascension of Jesus Christ.
Sermon for Good Shepherd Sunday
by Johannes Brenz
translated by Andrew Hussman
Brenz explains what Christ means when he calls himself the Good Shepherd.
Sermon Outlines for the Festival of Ascension
by Adolf Hoenecke
translated by Benjamin Foxen
Homiletical helps from Adolf Hoenecke.
Soul, Leave Affairs of Earth Behind You, Verses 1-6
by Erdmann Neumeister
translated by Isaiah Duff
Stanzas 1–6 of a hymn on the Lord's Supper.
Soul, Leave Affairs of Earth Behind You, Verses 7-11
by Erdmann Neumeister
translated by Isaiah Duff
Stanzas 7–11 of a hymn on the Lord's Supper.
How to Study Theology
by Matthias Hafenreffer
translated by Aaron Jensen
As a prologue to a dogmatic work, Hafenreffer advises his readeres on the study of theology.
What We Teach Concerning Election
by August Pieper
translated by Michael Koepke
The faculty of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary articulates a position on the doctrine of election.
First Sermon on the Passion
by Johannes Brenz
translated by Aaron Voss
Brenz preaches on a harmony of the passion history.
Third Disputation on Galatians, Part I
by Christian Chemnitz
translated by Robby Read
The first part of Christian Chemnitz' Third Disputation on Galatians.
Third Disputation on Galatians, Part II
by Christian Chemnitz
translated by Robby Read
The second part of Christian Chemnitz' Third Disputation on Galatians.
Two Children’s Bible Stories
by Carl Manthey-Zorn
translated by Nathaniel Biebert
Two Bible stories provide an excellent model for teaching the Old Testament to little children.
Third Sermon on the Passion
by Johannes Brenz
translated by Timothy Rosenow
Brenz preaches on a harmony of the passion history.
Gold Nugget No. 3 – Confirmation Address
by C.F.W. Walther
translated by Aaron Jensen
Walther reminds confirmands to remain faithful until the end.
Jesus, Good and Faithful Shepherd
by Sigmund von Birken
translated by Aaron Jensen
A hymn to Jesus as Good Shepherd.
The Sacraments
by Balthasar Mentzer
translated by David Strucely
A systematic theology on the sacraments.
The Third Sermon – On the Preparation for Receiving the Lord’s Supper
by Johannes Brenz
translated by Andrew Hussman
One of three Maundy Thursday sermons preached by Johannes Brenz.