26 May 2008

What a Way to Spend Memorial Day

It was perfect. Why? I spent it with Krauth and Bayer. (Cindi spent the morning scrapbooking with Jo, so I really did get some quality reading time in). Krauth I came to respect more and more; Bayer I came to scratch my head over more than a little. Bayer's got some really good stuff, but golly day in the morning does it ever take him forever just to spit it out. Krauth, on the other hand, is just dense with goodies. In Krauth I've been exploring especially again his treatment of the Supper. His demonstration from the Fathers about the true doctrine of the Eucharist was amazingly thorough and insightful - what I've come to expect of the man. I ask again: WHY wasn't I made to read this theologian at seminary? I would definitely include his writings as a MUST for theological education in the Lutheran Church.


Anonymous said...

Has Krauth written other works besides Conservative Reformation? I know Repristination Press has a few booklets, but any other books?

William Weedon said...

Yes, I believe so. Most out of print. Some stuff is found here:


Rt. Rev. Jack Bauer said...

Pr. Weedon,

You should enjoy John Stephenson's new translation of Wilhelm Loehe's Aphorisms on the New Testament Offices as well - available from Repristination Press (www.repristinationpress.com).

Repristination should also have more Krauth before too long. If you can get your hands on an out of print copy of David Gustafson, Lutherans in Crisis on Krauth/Schmucker, it is fun stuff.

Todd Wilken said...


I remember Jon Bischof put me on to Krauth at sem. I ran to the library. I found a single copy of Conservative Reformation. I photocopied the entire thing.

William Weedon said...


I'll have to check it out.


At least you had a friend who steered you in the right direction. No one even mentioned Krauth to me except as a name in History of American Lutheranism.