Systematic Theology and Apologetics

Praise for Melanchthon’s 1521 Commonplaces

Martin Luther called Philip Melanchthon’s most important work, Commonplaces: Loci Communes 1521, worthy of immortality. This lively, accessible English translation by Christian Preus includes an introduction that delves in to the history of this important contribution to the Reformation movement, as well as extensive footnotes that explain the people and concepts used by Melanchthon to explain the(…)

Read More

Why are so many great Lutheran books called “Commonplaces” or “Loci”?

Many classic Lutheran books of theology have similar titles. Johann Gerhard wrote Theological Commonplaces [Loci theologici]. Martin Chemnitz wrote a book of the same title [Loci theologici]. And Philip Melanchthon, Luther’s right-hand man in the Reformation, wrote his Commonplaces [Loci communes] in 1521. (He later changed the name to Chief Theological Topics [Loci praecipui theologici].)(…)

Read More

Discover the Book Luther Called Worthy of Immortality

Arguably, Philip Melanchthon’s most important work, Commonplaces: Loci Communes 1521 is the first Lutheran work of “systematic theology,” providing a thoughtful yet succinct summary of the Word of God. In these pages, Melanchthon explains the central themes of Scripture, following the outline of the Book of Romans. This lively, accessible English translation includes extensive, helpful(…)

Read More

Korey Maas Discusses Making the Case for Christianity

Christians are being called to defend their faith as never before—whether in the political sphere, in the work environment, and especially in personal discussions. Are you prepared “to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15)? Making the Case for Christianity: Responding to(…)

Read More

New Release Helps Christians Make the Case for Christianity

Making the Case for Christianity: Responding to Modern Objections, available now, prepares Christians to defend their faith. Accessible to readers of all levels, Making the Case for Christianity introduces specific intellectual objections to the Christian faith and then demonstrates how these objections might rationally be answered. Topics covered include the existence of God, the Gospels as(…)

Read More

Unveiling Parallels between Two Self-Proclaimed Prophets

Concordia Publishing House is pleased to announce the release of The American Muhammad: Joseph Smith, Founder of Mormonism. Soon after Joseph Smith, Jr., founded the Mormon Church in 1830, newspaper editors called him “the American Mahomet,” “Modern Mahomet,” or “Yankee Mahomet.” By using these labels, authors implied there were similarities between Smith and Muhammad; however,(…)

Read More

Announcing the release of Johann Gerhard’s “On the Ministry II”

Concordia Publishing House is proud to present Gerhard’s On the Ministry II, the latest volume of the Theological Commonplaces in English, coming beside On the Ministry I and On the Church to complete Gerhard’s definitive treatment of the doctrines of church and ministry. We asked Rev. Dr. Benjamin Mayes, general editor for the series, how this volume can help pastors today, what(…)

Read More

error: