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.
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On December 3, 1610, Gerhard held a disputation on the “four last things of man” these include death, resurrection, judgment, and then either hell or heaven. 1 Pet. 1:9 says that “the end of our faith” is “the salvation of our souls.” The translation of this verse has three different meanings that change the view of faith when Christians encounter mysteries not revealed in this lifetime. Each and every one of these meanings has its place in the apostolic text for a distinct reason. Gerhard makes a systematic attempt to answer these questions biblically and give advice on using this theology.
|On Death, Part One||Fall 2023|
|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