The Theological Commonplaces series is the most significant theological work of Lutheran orthodoxy after the Reformation and remains a classic of Lutheran theology. With skill and precision, Johann Gerhard sets forth the Christian faith from Scripture in dialogue with the Church Fathers, medieval theology, Luther, and a multitude of contemporary theologians.
Each hardback volume features:
Gerhard’s basic position is that justification is a judicial term, and thus the appropriation of God’s grace through faith alone (justification) is not the transfer of divinity—of the essence of the God-man—or of any qualities (created or divine) from God to the believer, but instead it is a change of status before God. For Gerhard, justification is unthinkable without the real person of Christ being apprehended through faith.
|On the Resurrection of the Dead and On the Last Judgement||Fall 2020|
|On the End of the World and Hell||Fall 2021|
|On the Eternal Life||Fall 2022|
|On On Death, Part One||Fall 2023|
|On On Death, Part Two||Fall 2024|
—Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
—John F. Brug, Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly
—Carl Beckwith, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama
—Mark C. Mattes, Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa
—Jack Kilcrease, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
—Martin R. Noland, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Evansville, Indiana, in Concordia Theological Quarterly