Paul Kretzmann's Popular Commentary on the Whole Bible was written in the early twentieth-century, and continues to be used by both pastors and laity today. He writes on each book of Scripture from a Lutheran perspective with an emphasis on practical and theological application of the text.John Theodore Mueller writes about this work:"Its purpose is to open to the common people the portals to the marvelous treasure house of God’s wisdom, not in order that people might admire the golden portals, but that they might adore the divine fullness of God’s wisdom and truth. The Popular Commentary is a Lutheran commentary composed in the spirit of Luther, whose one paramount desire was to have all people read and understand, believe and live the Bible. It is a commentary such as Luther would have written, had he lived in America today, a commentary of the Bible and for the Bible."
The Augsburg Confession with a Historical Introduction and Notes by Charles Krauth (Lutheran Confessions)
Annotations on Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and 1 and 2 Thessalonians (Lutheran Commentary Series)
The True Church and the Holy Ministry: Two Treatises on Ecclesiology by E. Greenwald and Henry Eyster Jacobs
George Henry Gerberding's "The Lutheran Pastor," is an extensive treatment of pastoral theology from a Lutheran perspective. This work is both theological and practical, as he expounds upon various aspects of pastoral life and ministry. He begins by a discussion of the call, outlining various approaches to the call within Lutheranism. He then discusses the personal life of the pastor, the role of the pastor in the worship service, and private visitations. Though a century old, this work is an extremely beneficial and practical volume for anyone in, or considering, a pastoral role in the Lutheran church.
Leonhard Hutter's Compend of Lutheran Theology was a standard theological textbook for many years following the Reformation. This volume is a short and comprehensive treatment of Lutheran theology. It is written in a question and answer format, and is an especially helpful work for catechesis.
Hutter writes within the scholastic tradition, yet this work is very accessible. He heavily utilizes selections from the Lutheran Confessions, Scripture, and the writings of Luther and Melanchthon. This edition was translated by Henry Eyster Jacobs for use in Lutheran education in America in the nineteenth century.
Leonhard Hutter (1563-1616) was a professor of theology at the University of Wittenberg, and was an early proponent of Lutheran orthodoxy.
In the contemporary Lutheran church, our rich dogmatic heritage is often forgotten. We tend to privilege Luther and other early reformers over the later tradition that developed through his reforms. The church would benefit from a thorough read of those within the seventeenth century scholastic tradition, along with the reformers, who systematized and expounded upon Luther's ideas. Heinrich Schmid's The Doctrinal Theology of the Evangelical Lutheran Church is a concise summary of the developments of the seventeenth century scholastic theologians in the Lutheran tradition. Schmid compiles citations from the best of that tradition, including Gerhard, Chemnitz, Calov, and Quenstedt. Schmid also includes several historical notes, demonstrating how each particular doctrine has developed in the history of Lutheran theology. This book is an essential read for anyone who desires to understand the Lutheran theological tradition
The Doctrine of Baptism: Selected Writings on the Sacrament by Charles Krauth (Studies in Dogmatics)