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This systematic theology, written from a confessional Lutheran perspective, is American theologian Henry Eyster Jacobs’ masterwork—a classic text studied by pastors, students, and laypeople since 1905. Unfolding in a catechetical format, the questions and answers lay out essential Lutheran doctrine. Jacobs offers Lutherans a “restatement of Lutheran doctrine in a form adapted to a new land and new age” and promotes understanding “not only of what is contained in our common heritage, but of the sources of strength whence our life may be renewed.”
Using Scripture (the American Revised Version), the Lutheran confessions, and the writings of Lutheran Fathers, Jacobs provides concise definitions and condensed arguments on theological points. Complete with an appendix and two indexes, this text makes a valuable resource, allowing you to quickly look up specific points, or study its entirety and gain a full portrait of Lutheran theology.
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Henry Eyster Jacobs (1844–1932) was an American educator and a Lutheran theologian born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pennsylvania College in 1862 and from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1865. He became a professor at Pennsylvania College in 1870, and was then appointed Norton Professor of Systematic Theology at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He became dean of the college in 1894, and president of the seminary in 1920. He published several histories of Lutheranism and commentaries on the New Testament, and, with John A.W. Haas, published The Lutheran Cyclopedia in 1899.