Thoughts on April sale's Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions?

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Apr 13 2020 9:24 AM

Does anyone have any thoughts on this resource?  I have more dictionaries/encyclopedias than I can shake a stick at but the 84% off is very intriguing.  Does it offer anything new?  I'm not a Lutheran so I'm trying to figure out how one in my position might make use of this resource... Thank you in advance to anyone who has a thought either way.

https://www.logos.com/product/144129/dictionary-of-luther-and-the-lutheran-traditions 

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 13 2020 10:32 AM

The price looks great. You might look at what is said about it on Amazon and there is a viable preview in the Kindle version.

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 13 2020 10:49 AM

In the past century "Luther studies" has had many developments - especially the discovery of Luther's early Romans lectures and Roman Catholics reading Luther with sympathy and telling us about how he actually fits the Medieval background. This dictionary is written by experts who are aware of these discussions. In spot checking, it has good articles on the Medieval background for the Reformation, as well as articles on many people who have had next to nothing written about them in English.

I cannot say how useful it would be to you, but I can say that it fills a hole in my library, and was quite glad to pick it up.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 13 2020 10:53 AM

Thank you both! 

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 13 2020 11:50 AM

I have it and it has quite a lot useful and interesting info. But I don't use it very often. 

My main interest is exegesis, and not that much theology or reformation.

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Ted Weis | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 16 2020 1:00 PM

I really like this dictionary. I used it quite a bit during the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Most of the entries are around 10 paragraphs, so you get good essential information, without having to sift through the details of a large entry.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 17 2020 3:56 AM

For $9.99 you can’t go wrong. The ebook costs more at CBD ($32.99).  The print copy $35.99, so I went ahead and bought it 👍😁👌

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