Gerhard: Loci: English: ‘Nuff Said
I’m very happy to announce that the first volume of Johann Gerhard’s LOCI THEOLOGICI is now available in English. Gerhard’s "Loci" is, in my opinion, the most comprehensively well-done presentation of Lutheran doctrine available, from anyone, at anytime. Gerhard does use the Scholastic method to engage his opponents, chiefly the Roman Catholics, but also Calvinists, but…what makes this massive work of systematic doctrine unique is how Gerhard mines the treasures of the church fathers to establish that Lutheranism is not something "new" but the old faith of the catholic and apostolic church restored and renewed. There will, God willing, eventually be over 15 volumes in the series. This first volume deals with Theology and Scripture, offering a brief introduction to theology, and then a massive exploration of the doctrine of Divine Revelation and Scripture.
If you want to learn more about these books, and how to order them, please visit the Concordia Publishing House web site.
Note to fellow Lutheran bloggers: If you would so kind as to spread the news, far and wide, that would be great. Obviously, we don’t expect to be selling these to the tune of the "Da Vinci Code" but….publicity would be welcome and we would like to see these get out there into people’s hands.