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Norman Edgar Nagel—pastor, missionary, professor, Luther scholar, and churchman—is above all a theologian of the means of grace. Throughout his long and distinguished life of service to the church, he has confessed Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, who went to Calvary to answer for our sins, and who daily delivers His Calvary-won forgiveness to His church until the end of the age. Dr. Nagel rejoices in the uniquenesses in which our Lord delivers His gifts completely and wholly: through the waters of Holy Baptism, through the living voice of the Gospel, in the body and blood of the Lord’s Supper. Dr. Nagel confesses the Office of the Holy Ministry to be instituted by the Lord in order to deliver these means of grace. Gifted by Him, Christ's holy people live their lives enveloped in Christ’s gifts and forgiveness, serving their neighbor in word and deed.
As a beloved teacher of the church, Dr. Nagel has translated Werner Elert's Eucharist and Church Fellowship (CPH, 1966), Hermann Sasse's We Confess Anthology (CPH, 1984–86, 1999). His sermons are published as Selected Sermons of Norman Nagel (CPH, 2004) as well as In the Name of Jesus (Logia, 1999). His articles have appeared in Concordia Theological Monthly, Springfielder, The Cresset, Dialog, Lutheran Forum, Lutheran Quarterly, Concordia Journal, Concordia Theological Quarterly, Lutheran Theological Journal, Logia, Gottesdienst, and others.
Dr. Nagel and his wife, Betsy, were married in 1953 and have three sons and four grandchildren. They reside in St. Louis, Missouri.
And Every Tongue Confess contains essays on a variety of theological themes by fifteen Lutheran scholars drawn from North America, Europe, Australia, and Africa.
Dr. Naomichi Masaki
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
Supervisor of S.T.M. Program
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
- PART I: THE CAMBRIDGE CHAPTER
- Peter Newman Brooks - Thomas Cranmer: Shakespeare of the Prayer Book
- Ronald R. Feuerhahn - Hermann Sasse: Confessionalist and Confessor
- Richard Kraemer - "Sing Us a Palinode:" The Controversy between Augustine and Jerome over the Meaning of Galatians 2:11-14
- Elmore Leske - Another Look at Luther's Indulgence Theses in the Context of a Study of Luthe'’s Progress towards His Radical Understanding of Repentance
- Kurt Marquart - The Sacramentality of Truth
- Manfred Roensch (Translated by Gerald S. Krispin) - The Impact of Luther upon the History of the Church
- Martin Wittenberg (Translated by Gerald S. Krispin) - Wilhelm Löhe and Confession: A Contribution to the History of Seelsorge and the Office of the Ministry within Modern Lutheranism
- PART II: THE VALPARAISO CHAPTER
- Charles J. Evanson - The Office and Order of the Holy Ministry: Luther and Lutheran
- Helmar Junghans (Translated by Gerald S. Krispin) - The Center of the Theology of Martin Luther
- John T. Pless - The Relationship of Adiaphora and Liturgy in the Lutheran Confessions
- PART III: THE CONCORDIA CHAPTER
- Charles Arand - The Vitality of Creeds and Confessions: A Study of Homology in First John
- Eshetu Abate - Confessing the Christ of the Apostles’ Creed
- David W. Lotz - Luther and Sola Scriptura
- J.A.O. Preus, III - Justification by Faith: The Articulus Stantis et Cadentis Ecclesiae
- Paul R. Raabe - The Two “Faces” of Yahweh: Divine Wrath and Mercy in the Old Testament