Theological Commonplaces: On the Nature of Theology (ebook Edition)
About This Volume
On the Nature of Theology and Scripture collects several introductory essays alongside the first volume of Gerhard’s commonplaces. Concerning Scripture, he attributes God as their cause and man as God’s instrument. Gerhard affirms the divine authority of the Scriptures and provides an extensive overview of the canon. He also esteems the authenticity of the Greek and Hebrew of the two testaments and their integrity.
The following essays are included as introductory pieces both to this volume and the whole series.
- The Place of Gerhard and the Loci Theologici in Lutheran History
- Assessments of Johann Gerhard
- The Historical Context of the Loci Theologici
- The Language and Organization of the Loci Theologici
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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