The Doctrinal Theology of the Evangelical Lutheran Church produces a comprehensive look at the complete development of Lutheran theology through the turn of the nineteenth century. Heinrich Schmid draws from 10 Protestant scholastics, compiling a dogmatic volume on old Lutheran theology, citing Melanchthon, Chemnitz, Gerhard, Hutterus, Hafenreffer, Calov, Quenstedt, Baier, Hollaz, and König as Lutheranism’s primary post-Reformation theologians.
Originally titled Die Dogmatik Der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche, this thorough volume represents the Lutheran Church’s mid-nineteenth-century teachings and doctrine. Since its first edition in 1843, this title has enjoyed such popularity that it has received five further editions and revisions, two English translation editions, and numerous reprints, republications, and redistributions.
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Both as a work of great intrinsic excellence and as a standard representative of the older theology of the Lutheran church, the volume must be one of high value and interest, not only to Lutheran ministers and students, but to the clergy of other denominations.
—M. Valentine, chairman of the faculty of the Theological Seminary, Gettysburg
To direct the attention of the American public. . . to the rich treasures of the old Lutheran theology, and thus to make these generally accessible to the English-speaking portion of the Lutheran Church in America, is an extremely gratifying and thank-worthy undertaking, which is sure to have a blessed effect. For the older theology of our Lutheran Church needs only to be known to be respected, and indeed to be most highly respected.
—Sigismund Fritschel, professor, Theological Seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran German Synod of Iowa
Heinrich Schmid was a professor of theology at the University of Erlangen.