CPH — Concordia Triglotta back in print by popular demand!

May 10th, 2013 Post by

photo-e1368031306474Concordia Publishing House has re-published by popular demand an out-of-print edition of the Book of Concord, Bente’s Triglotta. Get your copy here.

This is a unique edition of the Book of Concord featuring the text of the Lutheran Confessions in their original German (1580) edition and Latin (1584) edition, along with an English translation, presented in three running columns with wide margins for study notes. There is no other edition like it. For further details about the Concordia Triglotta please refer to the book’s preface, reproduced below.

It should be noted that this edition provides the only easily accessible texts of the actual Book of Concord in both its original and authoritative 1580 German edition and the first edition of the 1584 Latin edition.


Also published on Cyberbrethren.


The english version in this edition of the Book of Concord is the same translation as used on the Book of Concord website and distributed on the Daily Reading from the Book of Concord email list.

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  1. Carl Vehse
    May 10th, 2013 at 13:50 | #1

    Under Books and Articles in PDF format:

    Book of Concord (PDF), aka, Concordia Triglotta (PDF): Full Title: Concordia Triglotta: The Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church/Die Symbolischen Bücher der Evangèlish-Lutherischen Kirche, Editors: Friedrich Bente, William Herman Theodore Dau, 1559 pages (all PDFs scanned at 300dpi):

    Entire book (English/German/Latin – OCR’d/searchable (104 MB); entire book but images only, i.e., not OCR’d/not rasterized/not searchable (34MB)

    English-only versions: Part I – Bente’s Historical Introduction (21 MB) and Part II: right-hand pages of Book of Concord (30 MB); Augsburg Confession only (11MB); Formula of Concord only (7 MB); Luther’s Catechism only (5MB)

    German/Latin-only version: Part II – left-hand pages of Book of Concord (34 MB)

  2. May 11th, 2013 at 08:18 | #2

    While electronic and PDF versions are useful, for careful study it is great to have an actual book. I have the Triglotta in Logos but definitely plan to purchase this new print edition. I’ve been wanting one for years. The price for this new edition is great, much less than used copies often go for on Alibris, Ebay, etc. Glad now I didn’t ever purchase one of those since thanks to Concordia Publishing House I can get a brand new copy for less!

  3. David Hartung
    May 11th, 2013 at 08:32 | #3

    Another book added to my “must buy” list.

  4. May 11th, 2013 at 15:53 | #4

    Very cool! Now all we need is Pieper in ebook form!

  5. May 11th, 2013 at 18:48 | #5

    I’ve got Pieper’s “Christian Dogmatics” in Logos, also Chemnitz’s “Examination of the Council of Trent,” and many other wonderful works. Just search under “Concordia” at Logos.com.

    I do have a question if anyone knows the answer: CPH has some products available electronically only in “Epub” format, in particular Gerhard’s “Commonplaces.” Is Epub compatible with Logos? (I don’t think so, but it would be nice.) More importantly, can you copy and paste from Epub format? That is one of the greatest things about having things in electronic format when writing papers, sermon studies, etc. Saves a lot of typing! The explanations of the Epub format that I find on the Internet makes it sound like usually you can’t copy and paste unless it has been specifically built in. I haven’t been able to get an answer about whether copying and pasting is possible from Gerhard’s “Commonplaces.”

  6. Carl Vehse
    May 13th, 2013 at 10:08 | #6

    @Rev. Kevin Vogts #5 do have a question if anyone knows the answer: CPH has some products available electronically only in “Epub” format, in particular Gerhard’s “Commonplaces.” Is Epub compatible with Logos?

    The Northwestern Publishing House (WELS) has an electronic version of Concordia Triglotta:

    Lutheran Confessions: Concordia Triglotta contains the complete Latin, German, and English texts of one of the most important documents of Lutheran thought — the Lutheran Confessions. This software also features Bente’s “Historical Introductions to the Lutheran Confessions.” Text appears on the screen in a format similar to the printed Concordia Triglotta translated by F. Bente and W.H.T. Dau. The KJV Bible with the Apocrypha is also included.

    Advanced functions allow for a variety of text searches and even text importing to any word-processing program. This product is part of the NPH Electronic Library, which is driven by the Libronix Digital Library System (LDLS) search engine from Logos Bible Software.

    BTW, according to CPH the new paperback Triglotta edition does not contain Bente’s Historical Introduction to the Lutheran Confessions which can be purchased separately.

  7. May 13th, 2013 at 15:34 | #7

    This is great news! I took three years of Latin in high school and two years of German in college. I also have an 1889 “Black Forest Script” German Bible that my great-great uncle brought over from Bavaria in 1903–and it’s Luther’s original translation complete with the Apocrypha! All that is left to do is buy a Latin Vulgate Bible (those are still in print) and this book, and hopefully I can brush up on both languages! Thanks so much to CPH!

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