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Salomo Glassius Postill

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Salomo Glassius (1593-1656) was Johann Gerhard’s favorite student, table companion, and successor at Jena. With Gerhard he edited the Ernestian Bible (Weimar Bible), an enormous Lutheran study Bible from the age of Orthodoxy. Here is part of his postill: Evangelicorum et epistolicorum textuum: qui dominicis et festis in ecclesia tractar solent, exegesis … Pars II. […]

Selnecker Postills

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Here are some Latin postills by Nicolaus Selnecker: Epistolarum et Evangeliorum dispositio, quae in diebus Festis B. Mariae semper virginis & S. Apostolorum usitate in ecclesia proponuntur et explicantur. This covers the feasts of Mary and of the Apostles. Evangeliorum Et Epistolarum Dominicalium, Quae In Ecclesia Christi proponi solent, explicationis pars tertia. A die solenni […]

Latin Gerhard Postills

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Google Books has been scanning books that are older and older. Now you can read full scans of 17th century books, such as: D. Joannis Gerhardi homiliae XXXVI seu meditationes breves diebus dominicis atque festis accomodatis. These are brief meditations on the Gospels for most of the Sundays of the historic church year. Sacrarum homiliarum […]

Johannes Brenz's Gospel Postil

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Johannes Brenz (1499-1570) was the reformer of Württemberg (southeast Germany). He was staunchly Lutheran, but had his own emphases that differed at times from Luther and especially Melanchthon. We must be thankful that his Gospel Postill is now online.

Postills by Wilhelm Loehe

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Yet another German treasure: The “Evangelien-postille für die Sonn- und Festtage des Kirchenjahres” by Wilhelm Loehe, that is, his Gospel Postill. This has multiple volumes in one PDF. And here’s Loehe’s Epistle Postill. Again, multiple volumes in one PDF. Loehe was a very eloquent preacher and writer, and therefore his German can occasionally be challenging. […]