|Paperback, 264 pp., 9″ x 6″, 2020
Apostolic Agenda: The Epistles of the Holy Apostle Paul to Titus and Philemon is the first full work of Friedrich Balduin (1575-1627) available in the English language. This significant Lutheran theologian of the early 17th century begins each chapter with a simple outline then proceeds into his analysis and explanation. Next, he examines theological questions from the section. These questions are the heart of the work, often addressing false interpretations through the use of classical and patristic resources. Balduin then concludes each section with theological aphorisms, or summary statements of doctrines to be gathered from the text.In these pages, pastors will gain insight into how to apply the texts of Scripture to the lives of their congregations, and all Christians will learn about the heart of the faith – the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins.