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Gerhard’s Theological Commonplaces

The Theological Commonplaces series is the most significant theological work of Lutheran orthodoxy after the Reformation and remains a classic of Lutheran theology. With skill and precision, Johann Gerhard sets forth the Christian faith from Scripture in dialogue with the Church Fathers, medieval theology, Luther, and a multitude of contemporary theologians.

Each hardback volume features:
  • The English translation of Gerhard’s Loci Theologici
    (originally published 1610–25).
  • Glossary of key theological, rhetorical, and philosophical terms.
  • Name and Scripture indexes.
  • Carefully researched list of works cited, which presents guidance for deciphering the numerous abbreviations of the other titles from which Gerhard quotes.

Subscription Benefits

Retail price: $59.99 | Subscription price: $41.99
  • Save 30% on all new and previously published volumes.
  • Enjoy automatic shipping for new volumes, released once a year.
  • Build your library easily with every new book until the series completion.
  • Each subscription begins with the newest volume.

Latest Release: On the Gospel and Repentance

On the Gospel defines the Gospel as distinct from the Law, in order to preserve its power to console consciences. Gerhard’s discussion of the old and new covenants is among the most detailed Lutheran presentations on covenant. On Repentance emphasizes how repentance is the practical application of Law and Gospel. Gerhard also refutes misunderstandings on what is required for God’s forgiveness, and he defends the evangelical practice of private confession and absolution.

Release Schedule

On Interpreting Sacred Scripture And Method Of Theological Study Fall 2017
On Justification Fall 2018

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About Johann Gerhard

Johann Gerhard (October 17, 1582–August 17, 1637) is remembered as the “Archtheologian of Lutheranism.” Gerhard was the most influential of the seventeenth-century Lutheran theologians. He decisively influenced Protestant theologians to study the evangelical (i.e., Gospel-centered) character of the pre-Reformation Christianity.

Gerhard’s Theological Commonplaces is part of the Lutheran Church Fathers Subscription Program.

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