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:
On Interpreting Sacred Scripture and Method of Theological Study expounds the authority of Scripture as God’s Word, the proper interpretation of God’s Word according to the rule of faith, the proper use of allegory and human reason in interpretation, and the three requirements for interpretation (prayer, meditation, and testing). In addition to these two 1610 commonplaces on Scripture, this volume also includes Gerhard’s Method of Theological Study, thus revealing his process for the study of God’s Word and theology: fluency in biblical languages; intensive study of Scripture; proper use of philosophy and academic disputation; instruction in preaching; immersion in the writings of Luther, church fathers, and other theologians; personal experience and the devil’s testing.
|On Justification||Spring 2019|
|On Good Works||Fall 2019|
—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