“What has been read to us is the truth, the pure truth, and we cannot deny it.”~ Christoph von Stadion of Augsburg, papist bishop, 1530 (cited in Bente, HIBoC)
Roman Catholics who listen to a reading of the Augsburg Confession with an open mind tend to convert to Lutheranism immediately. Few know this.
This one monk in Saxony and his autist friend reformed the Catholic Church with one weird trick. Doctors (of the papal church) hate him.
Listening to a tip-to-tail reading of the Apology of the Augsburg Confession will change your life. It simply will.
Thanks to the Rev. Jonathan Lange, you can have this experience during your commute—or while you zone out in your cubicle, or, for you housewives, while you fold laundry, darn socks, or do dishes. Indeed, you can take in not only the Apology (my personal favorite, for whatever reason) but the entire Book of Concord, ably read by this Wyomingite Lutheran parson in an accessible, folksy, yet also undeniably passionate and erudite manner.
Here’s a link to the Apology on the LibriVox app.
Here’s a link to all of Pastor Lange’s recordings of the Book of Concord on Archive.
Here’s a link to all of his solo recordings in the LibriVox website.
Let’s call him Reader 6060. Lange has done a lot of great work: Luther’s Bondage of the Will, Walther’s Proper Distinction Between Law & Gospel, Luther’s Great Galatians lectures from 1535, Bede’s Ecclesiastical History, just to name a few titles from his LibriVox oeuvre. All wonderful stuff. A true labor of love and service to Christ’s Church. Thank you, Pastor Lange.
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