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Henry Eyster Jacobs was one of the translators for the Schmid's Doctrinal Theology, and while he used that text in his classes, found that he needed a more basic introduction to Lutheran Theology.  And so he wrote one.  Is it one of the great systems that will be ever referenced?  No - probably not.  But it is a clear introduction, written by someone who was conversant in the Lutheran Confessions (which he had translated), 17th century orthodoxy, as well as multiple figures of his 19th century.  He manages to boil down his erudite knowledge into short comments on major theological loci.

While the text is short and sweet, his notes can be extensive.  I noticed this on his essay from the First Lutheran Diet, which I released earlier.  In the notes he has significant amounts of untranslated Latin and fully enters into some rather technical theological debates.  In the printed edition, they were endnotes, and are listed as an Appendix in the table of contents.  For this edition, I did convert them to footnotes.  Some are quite extensive...  I tried to link to Hodge, Strong, Shedd, and Schaff when they were referenced in these notes, as well as Luther and Book of Concord.  I would have liked to include links to Krauth and Schmid, but since the ID's change when different people compile the source...

The text is from Google Books, specifically http://books.google.com/books?id=9CMsAAAAYAAJ.  I took their epub and converted it via Calibre and then linked in the endnotes appendix to the main text.  It was a clean scan, so proof reading wasn't too difficult.

SDG,

Ken McGuire

The Gospel is not ... a "new law," on the contrary, ... a "new life." - William Julius Mann

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George | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 29 2012 11:16 AM

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 13 2012 2:24 PM

Kenneth McGuire:
He manages to boil down his erudite knowledge into short comments on major theological loci.

Peace to you, Ken!           *smile*                          ..  and ....     Always Joy in the Lord!

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Philippians 4:  4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand..........

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 13 2012 7:12 PM

Thank you, Kenneth, for sharing your (as always) fine work.

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Martin Horn | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 27 2012 6:57 AM

By the way, I really appreciate the Lutheran resources you are providing. 

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 29 2012 5:54 PM

Glad to hear that this little labor of love is appreciated by some of you out there.

SDG

Ken

The Gospel is not ... a "new law," on the contrary, ... a "new life." - William Julius Mann

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Today my copy of Logos got an updated Schaff History of the Christian Church.  It now has page numbers, and so I am able to link to the pages instead of just the section of it.  Since I remembered that this book had a couple of links to the Schaff, I figured it was worth releasing this easy update.

SDG,

Ken McGuire

The Gospel is not ... a "new law," on the contrary, ... a "new life." - William Julius Mann

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