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Gerhard’s Theological Commonplaces

The greatest doctrinal text in the entire history of Lutheranism.

The Theological Commonplaces series is the most significant doctrinal Lutheran work following the Reformation. Today, it remains a classic of Lutheran theology. With skill and precision, Johann Gerhard presents 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.

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Latest Release: On the Resurrection of the Dead and On the Last Judgement. 

The Gospels teach Christians to “Watch, stay awake and pray, for you do not know when the time is.” The question is who is to stay awake? If it’s Christians, why are they to stay awake? This Theological Commonplace looks at Gerhard’s stance in answering these questions, digging deep into the resurrection and Christ’s second coming. This edition focuses specifically on onomatology, four truths of the resurrection, the proofs of judgment, and much more.

Release Schedule

On the End of the World and Hell Fall 2021
On the Eternal Life Fall 2022
On Death, Part One Fall 2023
On Death, Part Two Fall 2024

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.