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The Doctrine of Man

by Preus, Herman ;  Smits, Edmund, editors

Item #: 155080 / 2005 / Hardback / 268 Pages


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This book gathers the theology of noted Lutheran theologians, Martin Chemnitz and Johann Gerhard, by discussing Lutheran Orthodoxy in brief.

Also includes biographies of Chemnitz and Gerhard, and a topical index. 


Johann Gerhard, Loci Theologici IV, Locus 9

  • The Nature of the Image of God in Man
  • The Image of God not the Supernatural Gift
  • The Image of God not the Substance of Man
  • Immortality as a Part of the Image of God
  • The Image of God in Man's Body
  • The Image of God in the Woman
  • The Dwelling of the First Man
  • The Propagation of the Soul
  • The Loss of the Divine Image through the Fall
  • Definition and Application of the Doctrine

Martin Chemnitz, Loci Theologici, Locus 6 

  • The Freedom of the Will in External Conduct
  • The Bondage of the Will
  • Concerning Spiritual Powers in Man
  • Augustine's Distinctions in the Doctrine of Grace
  • Is the Will purely passive in Conversion?

Martin Chemnitz, Loci Theologici, Locus 7

  • A Comparison of the Doctrines
  • The Classification of Sin
                        ORIGINAL SIN
  • Regarding Testimonies or Proof Passages
  • Regarding Questions of Method
  • The Chief Perversions of the Doctrine
  • The Arguments of the Pelagians
  • The Remnants of Original Sin after Baptism
                        ACTUAL SIN
  • The Gravity of Actual Sin
  • Actual Sin in Relation to Original Sin

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This is a concise and accessible guide to two great Lutheran theologians. It is not overly taxing to the reader, yet full of serious theology.

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