Heinrich Schmid - Doctrinal Theology of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, May 14 2012 5:55 AM

After the reformation which was faced with refocusing the faith came a time of defining the faith and defending the faith from other interpretations. Much of this was done in the language of the time - namely Theological Latin which depended upon Aristotle's distinctions.

For multiple reasons, this scholastic period died in the 18th century and theology went different ways.  But in the 19th Century confessional renewal, people became interested in what had come before.  But where to begin?  There were lots of books, most in Latin.  A Professor at Erlangen in Germany named Heinrich Schmid came up with this one volume vernacular summary/synthesis/introduction to this era.  It is organized by Loci, where Schmid summarizes the Lutheran dogmatic tradition on the topic.  He follows this with notes which are quotations from the various theologians.  Easily half of the book is these quotations.

Because these notes are just as much the main book as Schmid's words and there are links to see other chapter's notes, I have tried to reproduce the form of them from the printed book - namely that they are just there on the page, instead of as footnotes out of the main text.

Textual source is:http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schmid/theology which is based on the Project Wittenburg text. I have proofed the text with my copy of the printed version and fixed a few typos, added a few greek accents, etc.  I was unable to get Hebrew to work consistently and so left it as is.


Ken McGuire

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

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Martin Horn | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 15 2012 5:36 AM

Wow!  Thanks!

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 15 2012 8:34 AM

Thank you!

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Schamma | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 15 2012 10:15 AM

Many thanks!!

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 15 2012 4:56 PM

Peace and Joy and Love to you, Ken!                  Thank you!                  Indeed!                   *smile*

                               My Pastor is coming over for a visit on Thursday lunch; and I look forward to sharing this with him!

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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George | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 16 2012 3:38 PM

YesThank you!

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2012 6:10 PM

I see this work has gone over the top at http://www.logos.com/product/26673/the-doctrinal-theology-of-the-evangelical-lutheran-church

I encourage you to get the "real" version there.  I will NOT release any updates of the above version...


Ken McGuire

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

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