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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 Features

Retail price: $59.99 | Subscription price: $41.99 | Savings: 30%
  • 30% off new and previously published volumes.
  • One new volume released every year.
  • Subscription begins with the newest volume and continues until the series is complete.

Latest Release: On Sin and Free Choice

Including the commonplaces On Original Sin, On Actual Sins, and On Free Choice, this volume is notable in opposing “decision theology,” in which one’s conversion and salvation depend ultimately on human choice.

Release Schedule

On the Law Fall 2015
On the Gospel and Repentance Fall 2016
On Interpreting Scripture; 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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