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Lutheranism 101 – Third Edition

Inside the third edition, you'll find new and revised sections, including: 

  • Expanded use of the primary catechetical texts
  • The Confessions as a key to understanding who Lutherans are
  • Broadened unit on marriage that explores sexual feelings in marriage and the role of Church and State
  • Highlights of the unique nature of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
  • Importance of God's name in evangelism
  • Two new essays on music heritage and Lutheran identity

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Lutheranism 101

Is Lutheran worship different from worship at the church next door? What is the Lord’s Supper? How does Baptism work? 

Whether you have a room of lifelong Lutherans looking to dig deeper, people who are new to Lutheranism and want answers, or those just curious about the Lutheran Church, the Lutheranism 101 series is what you’re looking for!

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Conversational and fun to flip through, these reference guides help you easily understand theology basics in a way that won’t make your brain hurt. In the third edition of this beloved book, you'll find newly expanded sections and topics.

Where to Use This Series

New Member Class

Creating a curriculum for your new member class is a daunting task. What do you cover and how do you make it interesting? Whether your class is comprised of people who are lifelong Lutherans or individuals who are new to the faith, Lutheranism 101 provides answers for all in an interesting way.

Small Group Study

Small groups may be interested in walking through tenets of the Lutheran faith. In a small group discussion, questions can be worked through in a comfortable, intimate way. Grow understanding and confidence by digging deeper into the shared doctrine of the Lutheran Church—together.

Individual Use

If an individual is dipping his or her toes into Lutheranism or wants to better understand the doctrine they grew up with, the Lutheranism 101 series is a great place to start learning more about Lutheran theology. It’s recommended that individuals are in contact with a Lutheran pastor while reading this book.


Lutheranism 101 for Kids

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The Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper

Holy Baptism

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