Martin Luther is best known for the way in which his writings and speeches caused a radical Reformation of the Church in the sixteenth century. It is forgotten that Luther was first and foremost a pastor with a heart for his people. In fact, the Reformation started because Luther was concerned what his parishioners were believing about salvation and the necessity to purchase indulgences. This volume is an English translation of works of Luther with the theme of pastoral care. These are personal letters Luther wrote to encourage, admonish, and exhort his friends and those in his church. These are timeless messages of spiritual guiding from a historical theologian.
The Library of Christian Classics has long been acclaimed for its quality translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes. The series ensures that modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological works written before the end of the sixteenth century are available for scholars and students, allowing contemporary readers to mine the theological riches of the Christian church though the centuries.