In the summer of 1532, Martin Luther gave a series of lectures on Psalm 51. Six years later, in 1538, Luther’s followers released a small book on Psalm 51, based on Luther’s lectures. Luther uses his time of study in this psalm to discuss repentance, sin, grace, justification, and proper worship.
In 1955, the first volume of the American Edition of Luther’s Works was published through a cooperative agreement between Concordia Publishing House and Muhlenberg Press (later called Augsburg Fortress). This ambitious project was initially announced to have 55 volumes, and later has been expanded to include more material from Luther. The first volume published was Volume 12, which included Luther’s commentary on Psalms 2, 8, 19, 23, 26, 45, and 51.
This edition of Grace on Tap looks at Luther’s commentary on Psalm 51.
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