Deutschlander, Daniel M. The Narrow Lutheran Middle: Following the Scriptural Road. Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 2011. 235 Pages. Paper. (pdf review copy provided) $18.50. http://online.nph.net/p-9970-the-narrow-lutheran-middle.aspx (LHP)
The fifth volume in the series A Lutheran Looks At...provides a confessional Lutheran perspective on the teachings of the second largest Christian denomination in the world--the Eastern Orthodox church. Author Robert J Koester explains the history behind the split between the Western and Eastern Christian churches and the central teachings of Orthodoxy. A unique addition to this book is the author's own personal impressions of eight Eastern Orthodox churches he visited in Southeast Wisconsin.
A Lutheran Looks at Eastern Orthodoxy will help you understand the beliefs of your neighbor, coworker, or friend and help you to share your faith with them.
While reading the Bible, many people make the mistake of favoring one teaching over another. In this book in the Impact Series, the author examines a number of seemingly contradictory teachings in the Bible and shows us how to apply them to our lives by letting each teaching stand alone, without trying to resolve them.
Some topics covered in this book include the right and wrong uses of reason in religion; predestination, God's providence, and human responsibility; doubt and presumption; carnal security and despair; God's will and human will; royal priesthood of believers and public ministry; the Great Commission and the doctrine of election; and finding the middle in worship wars.
Professor Deutschlander plumbs the depths of Scripture as he examines these timely topics, all the while showing the reader the "narrow Lutheran middle" of Scripture.
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We must often keep two important That is a consequence of teaching "the whole counsel of God." For a good example of this, and good food for thought, consider "Finding the middle in the Worship Wars" near the end of chapter eight.
I commend The Narrow Lutheran Middle to you for good summer reading.
We pray for more volumes in both the Impact Series and A Lutheran Looks At... We would suggest a book on the WELS approach to classical and confessional Lutheran Education, the journey of the Synodical Conference toward a common 1941 hymnal, and a Lutheran look at Presbyterians, Left-leaning mainline denominations like the UCC, and groups on the thin line between heterodoxy and cult status. And, given the timeliness of the topic, we would also welcome more resources related to Speaking the Truth in Love to Mormons.