Theological Commonplaces: On the Nature of God (ebook Edition)

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In this Theological Commonplace, Gerhard addresses the essence and divine attributes of God.

About This Volume

On the Nature of God and the Trinity includes two of Gerhard’s commonplaces: On the Nature of God and On the Most Holy Mystery of the All Hallowed and Ineffable Trinity.

On the Nature of God explores the etymology of the name of God and attends to His various attributes. Among others, Gerhard defines and defends God’s simplicity, eternality, immutability, infinity, omnipotence, goodness, mercy, justice, omniscience, freedom, perfection, and majesty.

On the Most Holy Mystery of the All Hallowed and Ineffable Trinity presents and defends six propositions concerning the Trinity: that the Trinity must be known and believed to be saved, that the mystery should be taught and preserved, that the Trinity can and ought to be proved from the scriptures, that both the Old and the New testaments witness to the Trinity, that reason is insufficient to prove the Trinity, and that the Trinity ought not be overruled or ridiculed by force of reason.

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.

View other titles in this series here.

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