It is always a joy to see how our faculty and the confessional Lutheran theology that they teach and profess spreads across the globe. “Handling the Word of Truth: Law and Gospel in the Church Today” by Dr. John T. Pless (assistant professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions) was recently translated into Portuguese. We are blessed by the fellowship we share with our brothers and sisters across nations and languages.
Here, translated from the Portuguese description using Google Translate, is the book description pulled from their website:
“John Pless pours the riches of Scripture, Lutheran Confessions, pastoral works of Martin Luther and C. F. W. Walther to discover gems vital for both Christian life and preaching. Walther wrote his classic study of the correct distinction between Law and Gospel in a very different social scene from the twenty-first century in the United States. Pless guides his reader from Walther’s text into Scripture and into daily life, both through perceptual comments and through punctual questions for discussion. His lively prose style weaves together theologians’ remarks (from Luther to Bo Giertz, Gerhard Forde and Oswald Bayer) with their own insights and examples of contemporary ecumenical exchanges and real life. Pastors and laymen will find this book easy to read pleasure and great help in the practice of Christian living.”