On Christ - Theological Commonplaces

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Gerhard addresses the etymology of Christ's name, the divine and human natures of Christ, the personal union and communication of the two natures, and more.
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In On the Christ, Gerhard presents an exhaustive systematic theology of the second person of the trinity. Addressing the major early Christological heresies, he discusses both the divine gifts but also the divine nature of Christ, citing His titles of divinity and His divine attributes such as eternity, immortality, omnipotence, and others. Christ’s assumption of humanity and all its essential properties is also addressed. In the latter sections of the book, Gerhard dwells on the particulars of the communication between natures in the hypostatic union, further suggesting a communication of properties.

About This Series

The Theological Commonplaces series is the first-ever English translation of Gerhard's monumental Loci Theologici. Gerhard was the premier Lutheran theologian of the early seventeenth century. Combining his profound understanding of evangelical Lutheran theology with a broad interest in ethics and culture, he produced significant works on biblical, doctrinal, pastoral, and devotional theology. Gerhard interacts with the writings of the church fathers, Luther and his contemporaries, and the Catholic and Calvinist theologians of his day. His 17-volume Loci is regarded as the standard compendium of Lutheran orthodoxy, with topics ranging from the proper understanding and interpretation of Scripture to eschatology.

Useful for research on Lutheran doctrine, Gerhard's accessible style makes this a must-have on the bookshelf of pastors and professional church workers.

Each embossed hardback volume includes

  • the translation of Gerhard's Loci (originally published from 1610 to 1625) 
    • a glossary of key theological, rhetorical, and philosophical terms 
    • a name index 
    • a Scripture index 
    • a carefully researched works cited list that presents guidance for deciphering the numerous abbreviations of the other titles from which Gerhard quotes.

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